EU urges continued support to UN efforts for political solution in Yemen

BRUSSELS, The European Union (EU) warned Thursday that the “dramatic escalation” of hostilities in Yemen in recent days risks to undermine the efforts of UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to Yemen and puts the resumption of peace talks in jeopardy.

“This escalation runs against the commitment of all sides to a political solution of the conflict in Yemen and feeds into a vicious cycle of successive retaliations,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in a statement.

“There is no military solution to the conflict in Yemen. Only a negotiated, political solution through an inclusive process can put an end to the conflict and restore hope for stability and peace in the country and the region,” it said.

“The European Union continues to fully and unconditionally support UN Special Envoy Griffiths as he finalises his framework for negotiations,” it added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency