Yemen - Q&A - Extract from the press briefing (January 10, 2024)


Several CMA-CGM tankers managed to cross the southern Red Sea. What is the role of French warships in the area, and are French ships accompanying CMA-CGM tankers to guarantee their security?

France condemns Houthi attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea. These attacks undermine fundamental principles of international law, namely the freedom of navigation on the high seas.

France stresses that nations are entitled to take appropriate measures to guarantee maritime security and safety.

Together with its partners, France will continue to carry out its responsibilities in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait.