French and Saudi ministers discuss Middle East conflicts
Saudi Arabia – Conversation between M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and his Saudi counterpart – Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Deputy Spokesperson
Paris, 10 August 2016
M. Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, spoke on the telephone to his Saudi counterpart, Mr Adel al-Jubeir, on 10 August 2016. The two ministers exchanged views about the situations in Yemen and Syria and the Middle East peace initiative.
M. Jean-Marc Ayrault emphasized the importance of swiftly achieving a ceasefire enabling progress towards a political solution to the conflict in Yemen.
He also recalled the need for a cessation of hostilities in Syria, as a condition for the resumption of dialogue.
He reiterated France’s determination to create the conditions for a resumption of negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians./.