Delegation of the European Union 
to the United States

Yemen: Statement by the spokesperson on the latest fighting

Brussels, 31/01/2020 - 14:06, UNIQUE ID: 200131_5
Statements by the Spokesperson

The recent intensification of the hostilities in Yemen is alarming. Continued military confrontation can only plunge Yemen further into conflict and inflict additional suffering to its people who are already heavily affected by the hostilities.

The parties involved in the conflict urgently need to show restraint, de-escalate militarily and engage in confidence-building measures in view of resuming UN-led peace negotiations.

The European Union will continue to fully support the efforts of the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths as he seeks to bring this war to an end and lay the ground for sustainable peace.