G18 Ambassadors’ Statement on Yemen

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Group of Ambassadors repeats its concern that actions taken by elements of the General People’s Congress and the Houthis as well as their supporters are making the search for a peaceful solution more difficult by unconstitutional and unilateral actions in Sanaa. These actions only increase the divisions in Yemen and will not address the political, economic, and security problems that are causing such widespread suffering throughout the country. We also express our concern about the escalation of violence and reiterate our call on all parties to immediately implement the cessation of hostilities. We call on all parties to deal responsibly with the efforts of the UN Special Envoy and to adhere to the references for a peaceful solution; the GCC Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism, the outcomes of the National Dialogue Conference, and relevant UNSC resolutions including 2216.