France lauds Saudi Arabia’s decisive role in implementing Riyadh Agreement

The French Republic Saturday welcomed the implementation of Riyadh Agreement; leading to the formation of a Yemeni government between the legitimate Yemeni government and the Southern Transitional Council.

France also hailed the decisive role being played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in this regard.

It added in its statement on its Ministry of Foreign Affairs website that this important step would contribute; to preserving Yemen’s unity and territorial integrity.

It also called for the continued implementation of the security dimension of Riyadh Agreement, stressing the importance of ending the conflict in Yemen, which requires a cessation of hostilities and the resumption of discussions under the auspices of the United Nations; in order to reach a general and comprehensive political agreement.

The European Union also said the announcement of a new Yemeni government within the framework of Riyadh Agreement implementation is a positive step; towards a comprehensive political solution for Yemen.

The official spokesman for the European External Action Service in Brussels said that the new government will have difficult tasks; and it will need to take important and courageous decisions for the sake of Yemen and all its people.

In this regard, it will be important to have more Yemeni women in political positions and effective participation of them in governance; he further said.

“The European Union appreciates the facilitation efforts by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and encourages all actors in order to ensure the prompt and full implementation of all provisions of Riyadh Agreement,” EU official spokesman added.

The European Union declared its commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen; and affirmed that it would continue to support efforts aimed at a peaceful solution to the conflict in Yemen.