Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

Statement by the Spokesperson on the attacks in Saada and Aden, Yemen

Brussels, 01/08/2019 - 15:04, UNIQUE ID: 190801_5
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the attacks in Saada and Aden, Yemen

The attack on a market in the Saada province on 29 July and the two attacks on August 1 on a police station during a military parade in Aden have claimed more than 40 Yemeni lives and injured dozens. We express our sincere condolences to the families and friends of all those affected and wish a prompt recovery to the injured.

The European Union stresses the importance for all parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to exercise maximum restraint and avoid acts which could contribute to a general escalation and inflict further suffering to the population.

The EU expects all parties to fulfil their respective commitments and engage with the UN Special Envoy in a constructive spirit, to achieve a comprehensive political agreement that remains the only option to put an end to the war and to set Yemen on the course to sustainable peace. For this purpose the EU will continue to provide support to the UN Special Envoy and his team.