European Union External Action

Yemen: Statement by the Spokesperson on the announcement by Saudi Arabia

Brussels, 22/03/2021 - 22:23, UNIQUE ID: 210322_22
Statements by the Spokesperson

The European Union (EU) welcomes the announcement by Saudi Arabia concerning ways to “end the Yemeni crisis and reach a comprehensive political solution”. We see the announcement as a positive step in the process towards peace.

The EU encourages all parties to engage without delay with the UN Special Envoy so that a ceasefire is immediately declared and an inclusive political process under the auspices of the UN is quickly launched. The EU acknowledges the efforts of Oman and the United States in this regard.

The EU reiterates that a comprehensive and inclusive political agreement remains the only long-term solution to ending the war in Yemen.