UN – France welcomes the adoption of a Security Council resolution condemning Houthi attacks in the Red Sea (11 January 2024)


France welcomes the January 10th adoption of a UN Security Council resolution strongly condemning Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red Sea.

The Security Council, which France has chaired since January 1, demands that the Houthis immediately end these attacks and release the Galaxy Leader and its crew, captured on November 19, 2023. The Security Council reiterates that navigational rights and freedoms must be respected and that member states have the right to respond to such attacks in accordance with international law.

Together with its partners, France will continue to assume its responsibilities and help bolster maritime safety in this area, as it was called upon to do on December 9 and 11 when the Navy frigate Languedoc destroyed drones.