Yemen – Prisoner release (15-16 Oct. 2020)

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France applauds the efforts of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, which facilitated a major prisoner exchange between the parties, a positive step in the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement of December 2018. The Yemeni parties must now immediately undertake a cessation of hostilities and resume political discussions.

France remains fully committed to a comprehensive, inclusive political solution in Yemen and supports the efforts of Martin Griffiths, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, to that end.