Situation in Yemen – Spokesperson’s statement (Oct. 22, 2016)


France deplores the numerous violations of the 72-hour cease-fire that became effective during the night of October 19.

It calls on all the parties to fully abide by it and to agree to its renewal in order to give every opportunity to the mediation process currently being led by UN special envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

France reiterates its full support for the special envoy’s efforts to swiftly resolve the conflict, whose continuation has deadly consequences each day for the Yemeni people.

It emphasizes that the parties must resume negotiations as swiftly as possible. Only a political solution will make it possible to permanently end the crisis in Yemen.