European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the appointment of UN Special Envoy to Yemen

Bruxelles, 26/04/2015 - 10:54, UNIQUE ID: 150426_01
Statements by the Spokesperson

 

"The EU welcomes the appointment of Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed as UN Special Envoy to Yemen.

The EU stands ready to support him immediately in his efforts to reach an expeditious cessation of violence and to create the conditions for the resumption of inclusive political negotiations amongst Yemeni parties to provide a sustainable settlement to the current crisis.

As underlined in the EU Foreign Affairs Council conclusions of 20 April, the EU considers that only a broad political consensus achieved through inclusive negotiations can provide a sustainable solution, restore peace, and preserve the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen."