||<p>Peace talks are the top priority. There is no military solution to the conflict
and only a political solution can bring long-term stability to Yemen. The Yemeni parties
must engage constructively and in good faith. The UK has played a leading role in
diplomatic efforts, including bringing together key actors to seek a peaceful solution.
As part of this, I hosted a Ministerial-level meeting with Saudi Arabia, the United
Arab Emirates, US and UN Special Envoy at the UN General Assembly in September.</p><p>The
UK also proposed the Presidential Statement passed at the UN Security Council in June
this year, which called for an end to the fighting and a return to UN-led peace talks.
We are now working with our international and regional partners to ensure that the
Security Council's words are converted into action as a matter of urgency. We call
on all parties to respect these unified and clear demands from the international community.</p>