Yemen – Announcement of a ceasefire and negotiations (March 24, 2016)


France welcomes the announcement by United Nations Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheik Ahmad of a ceasefire beginning on April 10, and negotiations in Kuwait starting on April 18.

We support this initiative and call on the parties to embark on this process with a constructive attitude, without preconditions, and with due regard for meeting the expectations of the Yemeni people.

France remains concerned by the security and humanitarian situation in Yemen and urges the parties to strive for an inclusive political solution within the framework of UN Security Council Resolution 2216. Only a political settlement will be able to end the crisis.