Yemen – Resumption of peace negotiations (Kuwait, July 16, 2016)

France welcomes the resumption of the UN-led inter-Yemeni peace talks in Kuwait. We congratulate all of the actors who made this possible.

France again expresses its full support for Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, in his efforts to facilitate the conclusion of a lasting political agreement.

We call on all of the warring parties to fully comply with the ceasefire and to do everything possible to ensure that an agreement can be found, in accordance with the provisions of UNSCR 2216. This will involve a new transition process, the formation of a government that represents the entire Yemeni population and the return of state institutions.

We remain extremely concerned about the security, humanitarian and economic situation in Yemen.

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