Yemen - Formation of a new government (Dec. 19, 2020)

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France welcomes the announcement on December 18, 2020, of the formation of a new Yemeni government, in accordance with the agreement brokered in Riyadh in November 2019. In this respect, we commend the decisive role played by Saudi Arabia.

This important step will contribute to the preservation of Yemen’s unity and territorial integrity as well as to the implementation of a more inclusive system of governance.

France calls for the continued implementation of the security dimension of the agreement brokered in Riyadh. It reaffirms its commitment to putting an end to the conflict in Yemen through the cessation of hostilities and the relaunching of discussions under UN auspices, with a view toward a comprehensive and inclusive agreement.