France welcomes the two-month extension of the truce in Yemen announced by Hans Grundberg, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, on August 2. It should help ease the suffering of the Yemeni people. We support Mr. Grundberg’s continuing efforts to maintain the truce.
With the country facing a particularly serious humanitarian crisis, France welcomes the Yemeni government’s efforts to improve the population’s living conditions and calls on the Houthis to abide by the commitments they made under the truce four months ago, and specifically to reopen roads in the city of Taïz.
The extension of the truce is an important step that must foster a collective commitment to peace. We therefore hope that the parties will take this opportunity to hold in-depth discussions under the auspices of the UN for the purpose of reaching a political agreement, the only way to end the conflict.