Yemen - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (28 June 2017)


Q - Do you intend to meet with the special envoy for Yemen this week in Paris and how can France play an independent role in this conflict given its strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia?

A - Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen, will be received at the Quai d’Orsay during his visit to Paris.

We are lending him our full support and remain committed, together with our partners, especially at the UN Security Council, to contributing to an agreement on a political solution in Yemen, the only way to restore stability in the country and to counter the terrorist threat over the long term.

To that end, France reiterates its call for an immediate ceasefire, for urgent efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis and for the unconditional resumption of negotiations aimed at achieving a political solution.