Switzerland operates a vast humanitarian aid programme in Yemen and supports the UN-efforts for a sustainable peace.
Swiss nationals in Yemen
In 2020, there were 15 Swiss citizens living in Yemen.
History of bilateral relations
Before the unification of Yemen, Switzerland had recognised North Yemen in 1948 and South Yemen in 1967.
Switzerland has maintained diplomatic relations with North Yemen since 1972 and with South Yemen since 1973.
In 1990 Switzerland recognised Yemen after unification.
Today, Switzerland's interests in Yemen are represented by its embassy in Muscat, while consular matters come under the Swiss embassy in Riyadh. Yemen, meanwhile, has an embassy in Switzerland, in Geneva.