Summary: 25 January 2010, Brussels – Council of the European Union FOREIGN AFFAIRS Council meeting, conclusions on Yemen
The Council adopted the following conclusions:
"The EU reaffirms its commitment to a unified, stable, democratic and prosperous Yemen and recalls its support to the Government of Yemen in confronting the challenges it faces. In pursuing the implementation of its October conclusions, the EU is committed to joining with international partners, including Yemen's neighbours, in assisting the government through a comprehensive approach encompassing security, counter-terrorism, political dialogue, humanitarian and economic assistance. The aim is to ensure coherence and effectiveness of domestic and international efforts.
Acknowledging Yemeni ownership and responsibility of its reform efforts, the EU calls on the Government of Yemen to continue with its programme of domestic political and economic reforms. The EU welcomes the announcement by President Saleh to launch a comprehensive national dialogue, encourages its inception and calls on all national stakeholders to do their utmost to ease tension and strengthen the democratic process in Yemen.
The EU welcomes the forthcoming high-level Yemen meeting in London and looks forward to engaging fully with Yemen as well as with regional and international partners on follow up thereafter.