Delegation of the European Union to Norway

Statement by the Spokesperson on attack in Yemen

Bruxelles, 07/01/2015 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 150107_03
Statements by the Spokesperson

Today's explosion outside the Police Academy in Sana'a is the latest of a series of terrorist attacks aimed at destabilising Yemen's transition. Our thoughts and sympathy go to the dozens of victims of today's blast and to their families, as well as to those of the attacks that hit Dhammar on 3 January and Ibb on 31 December.

Restoring security and completing the transition process are paramount to achieving the objectives of stability and prosperity set out by the GCC initiative in 2011. All political actors should play a constructive role by promoting their policies and addressing their grievances through the peaceful channels of dialogue at a moment when progress is within reach on the constitutional and political tracks

The European Union will increase its assistance for the reform of the police and the Ministry of Interior as well as its support for the constitutional process. The European Union stands by the Yemeni people in these challenging times.