European Union External Action

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in Yemen

Bruxelles, 10/08/2018 - 13:42, UNIQUE ID: 180810_7
Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the situation in Yemen

Yesterday was another horrific day for Yemen. An airstrike, which was aimed at military targets, hit a bus in a densely populated area of Sa'ada, leaving scores of dead and injured, mainly children. Earlier in the day, another ballistic missile targeting the Saudi port of Jizan left one Yemeni dead and several injured.

These tragic incidents remind the world, once again, that there is no military solution in a conflict where Yemeni people are paying the highest toll. The European Union reiterates, once more, its call for a political solution and an urgent commitment from all parties to concentrate on the resumption of negotiations under the leadership of the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths.

The European Union will stand with the UN Special Envoy in his efforts to resume a peace process.