Yemen – Meeting between Jean-Marc Ayrault and UN Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed (Paris, March 14, 2017)

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault is hosting Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy, for a meeting on March 14.

They will review UN mediation efforts, for which we reiterate our full support, and the means of achieving a political solution in Yemen. We call on all the parties to make the necessary concessions to resume without preconditions the negotiations based on the road map proposed by the special envoy.

The air raid on a market near Hodeidah on March 10 killed several civilians. We deplore it and offer our condolences to the victims’ families. It is imperative to bring an end to attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure, and for all parties to abide by international humanitarian law.

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