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Yemen: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL583, tabled on 26 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Yemen to persuade them (1) to resolve their conflict, and (2) to not resume fighting on 1 June.

Answered on

13 June 2022

The UK welcomes the extension on 2 June of the UN-brokered truce in Yemen and urges the parties to continue dialogue towards a durable ceasefire and an inclusive political settlement under UN auspices. After over seven long years of conflict, a negotiated political settlement is the only way to bring long-term stability to Yemen and to end the humanitarian suffering. The UK continues to use its diplomatic relations and role as penholder on Yemen in the UN Security Council to support efforts to towards political dialogue and peace. Minister Cleverly discussed UK support for peace efforts with Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed bin Mubarak on 1 April and with the Head of the Yemeni Presidential Leadership Council Rashad Al Alimi on 12 May. The UK Ambassador to Yemen met members of the Presidential Leadership Council in Aden on 23 May.

Updates from the Office of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen are published at