Yemen – Opening of peace talks in Switzerland (December 15, 2015)


France welcomes the opening of peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations in Switzerland as well as the establishment of a ceasefire between the warring factions.

This is an important step toward the restoration of peace, which will help relieve the suffering of the Yemeni people.

In light of the increasing terrorist threat and the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the country, it calls on the parties to make a commitment to ensuring the success of the negotiations with a view toward fully implementing UNSCR 2216 and lends its support to the efforts of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General.