France on Thursday firmly condemned the action of de-stabilisation by Houthi-led rebels in Yemen and expressed once again its support for the legitimate Yemen government under President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, a Foreign Ministry statement said.
France also called on all supporters of the Houthi rebels to stop this support and return to political dialogue.
The Foreign Ministry statement followed the intervention by a broad Arab coalition, supported by other nations, including Turkey, to support President Hadi and to combat the Houthi rebellion that has taken place in the north of Yemen but is threatening also many areas in the south.
“Military operations were carried out during the night by several countries in the region in response to a request from the legitimate authorities in Yemen,” Paris said.
“France reaffirms its support to the government of Yemen and to President Hadi,” it added.
The Foreign Ministry here also said that France “firmly condemns the destabilisation actions carried out by the Houthi rebellion and calls on those that are supporting it to dissociate themselves from it immediately and come back to the political process.”
Paris expressed ongoing concern about the situation created by the Houthi rebellion and expressed solidarity with all in the region who are seeking to end the ongoing instability.
“Faced with this worrying situation, France stands by the side of its partners in the region in order to restore stability and unity in Yemen,” the Foreign Ministry said.