Yemen – City of Al Mukalla retaken (April 25, 2016)


France welcomes the retaking of the city of Al Mukalla by government forces, supported by the Arab Coalition, following an offensive launched on April 23 in the eastern province of Hadramawt against terrorist group Al Qaeda.

This operation aimed at countering the expansion of terrorism in the region has been a success; it will allow Yemen’s legitimate authorities to reaffirm their sovereignty over the territory.

France reaffirms the need for a political solution to the crisis in Yemen and reaffirms its support for the efforts of the special envoy of the UN secretary-general in the negotiations underway in Kuwait.