The European Union strongly condemns the attack on Aden airport right after the ministers of the new, broad-based government had landed. This is an unacceptable act of violence that comes at a key moment of the implementation of the Riyadh agreement towards a comprehensive political solution.
The European Union expresses its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes swift recovery to the injured.
The EU reaffirms its conviction that there can be only a political solution to the conflict in Yemen. The EU remains firmly committed to the sovereignty, independence, stability and territorial integrity of Yemen and will continue supporting efforts towards a peaceful solution.
The attack on the airport should not deter the parties to the conflict to engage constructively with the United Nations Special Envoy Martin Griffiths, towards a nationwide ceasefire and the resumption of political talks. The EU joins his wish of strength to the newly formed unity government for the challenging tasks ahead.