Yemen – Release of prisoners (20 March 2023)


France welcomes the agreement on the release of nearly 900 prisoners linked to the war in Yemen, negotiated under the aegis of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. It is a positive step.

France will be vigilant as regards the implementation of the agreement, and calls for progress along the path of full implementation of the commitments by the parties. It calls for continued international efforts towards a lasting peace, which can come only thanks to a political solution between the Yemeni Government and the Houthis.

France calls on the parties, first and foremost the Houthis, to immediately resume negotiations under the aegis of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen, Mr Hans Grundberg, for a lasting peace in Yemen.