Statement by the Spokesperson on the escalation in Aden, Yemen

Bruxelles, 08/08/2019

Statements by the Spokesperson

Violence in Aden has been escalating since the brutal attacks perpetrated last week, with reports of incitement to violence against Yemeni institutions and accounts of retaliatory attacks. The Yemeni population has already suffered too much.

The European Union reaffirms its commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen and adds its voice to the call by the UN Special Envoy for all parties to cease violence and to engage in dialogue immediately. The EU expects all parties to maintain their commitment to the UN-led process and engage with the UN Special Envoy in an inclusive and sustainable political process in order to end the conflict.