France welcomes today’s establishment of a presidential council bringing together Yemen’s main political groups. It is an important step toward restoring a State engaged in the political process that serves all Yemenis.
We applaud the vital role played by the Gulf Cooperation Council, and especially Saudi Arabia, in supporting consultations between Yemeni actors in Riyadh, as well as the announcement of financial support for Yemen and its institutions.
Following the UN Special Envoy’s announcement of a truce on April 1, these efforts must contribute to reaching a political solution under the auspices of the UN. France reiterates its full support for the Special Envoy’s efforts.
France calls on all the parties, and especially the Houthis, to abide by the truce and engage in good-faith peace talks.