Yemen: Ports:Written question - 151235

Asked by Gill Furniss
(Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough)

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Asked on: 07 June 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Yemen: Ports
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made on the effect of a military assault on Hodeida port in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition on the prospects of a UN-negotiated peace plan.
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 12 June 2018

The British Government has been clear in expressing its concerns about any attack on Hodeidah. We call upon all sides to show restraint, urgently de-escalate and engage in good faith in the political process. It is essential that the UN Special Envoy is given the time and space needed to facilitate a negotiated solution that avoids conflict in the city. We continue to be unequivocal in stressing that only a political solution can bring long-term stability to Yemen – there is no military solution.

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