LATEST NEWS AND STATEMENTS
Situation in Yemen (07.08.13)
The Embassy of France in Sana’a will remain closed through Sunday, August 11.
French embassy in Yemen (05.08.13)
Laurent Fabius decided to extend the closure of France’s embassy in Sanaa through Wednesday, August 7.
Yemen – Launch of a national dialogue conference (18.03.13)
France welcomes the launch by President Hadi on March 18 of a national dialogue conference. The introduction of this peaceful and democratic process is a courageous decision by the authorities and all Yemenis.
Yemen/ Iran – Interception by Yemen of a shipment of arms presumed to be from Iran (13.02.13)
France calls on the UN Sanctions Committee to immediately investigate the information provided to it by Yemen. In this respect, we commend Yemen’s effective cooperation and its resolute action. Iran must comply with its international obligations and the Security Council resolutions, and put an end to its activities that threaten the stability of the region and its neighbors.
Yemen – Attack against a Saudi diplomat (29.11.12)
In this context, France reaffirms its full support for the Yemeni authorities in their fight against all forms of terrorism and in their effort to promote the country’s stability and security, in the interest of all Yemenis.
Yemen - Attack (19.10.12)
France reiterates its full support for President Hadi’s efforts to foster stability in the country in order to complete the political transition process undertaken in keeping with the aspirations of the Yemeni people.
Yemen - Attack against the American embassy (13.09.12)
It calls on the Yemeni authorities to urgently take all necessary measures to protect diplomatic agents and compounds. France reaffirms its attachment to the continuation of the political transition process under way in Yemen.
Yemen – Attack against the defense minister (11.09.12)
France reaffirms its full support for President Hadi’s efforts to continue the political transition process under way in accordance with the aspirations of the Yemeni people.
Yemen – attack (06.08.12)
France condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack that took the lives of 45 people on August 4 and wounded 34 in the city of Jaar. It offers its condolences to the victims’ families and loved ones.
Yemen – Attack against General Salem Ali Qoton (19.06.12)
France utterly condemns yesterday’s attack in Aden which killed Yemeni army General Salem Ali Qoton, the commander of the southern military region. It extends its condolences to his family and friends.
Yemen – Adoption by the Security Council of resolution 2051 (13.06.12)
The Security Council remains mobilized and vigilant in order to ensure, through peaceful means, the success of an orderly, democratic transition in Yemen, the only credible response to the legitimate aspirations of the people. France would like the Security Council to signal the same determination in order to take effective action to achieve the outcome that corresponds to the aspirations of the people with respect to other ongoing crises.
Statement with reference to the Friends of Yemen meeting (23.05.12)
France is fully committed to supporting the political transition and will play a full role in this meeting. France intends to contribute its fair share of international assistance, both in the area of democratic transition, notably inter-Yemeni reconciliation and the consolidation of national unity, as well as in the field of economic and social development and the restoration of security.
Yemen – Evacuation of wounded to the military hospital in Djibouti (22.05.12)
France strongly reaffirms its condemnation of this vicious attack which, on the eve of the meeting of the Friends of Yemen group, cost the lives of more than 100 Yemeni soldiers, and reaffirms its full support for the efforts of the Yemeni authorities, in particular those of President Hadi, to successfully complete the political transition and restore stability in the country.
Yemen – Attack against a military unit (21.05.12)
In these tragic circumstances, France reaffirms its full support for the efforts of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to pursue in Yemen a political transition process that is consistent with the aspirations of the Yemeni people.
Yemen – Attack against the Bulgarian ambassador (14.05.12)
On this occasion, France reaffirms its support for the efforts undertaken by the Yemeni authorities to ensure the security and stability of the country while fully implementing the transition process in accordance with the wishes of the Yemeni people.