Saudi Arabia – Attack against Abha Airport (24.06.19)

France condemns the attack - for which the Houthis have claimed responsibility - targeted once again against Abha Airport yesterday in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia, which left one civilian dead and 21 others injured, according to the latest information available. These attacks must stop. We reaffirm our solidarity with Saudi Arabia in the face of the continued attacks against the security of its territory and its population. We express our condolences to the victim’s family and wish the injured a speedy recovery.

France calls for efforts to avoid any escalation likely to further destabilize the region. It again underscores the urgent need to resolve the conflict in Yemen through a negotiated political solution. It actively supports the mediation efforts of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, and calls on all parties to engage constructively alongside him in order to implement all of the commitments made in Stockholm in December 2018