European Union: Dialogue the Only Way to Progress in Yemen
By Fatik Al-Rodaini
Sana'a- Feb 19, 2011,The European Union's (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton said that a comprehensive and real dialogue that should include everyone is the only way to make progress in political, economic and social reforms in Yemen.
Ashton urged in a statement self-restraint and stressed that "peaceful expression of the people's will should be faced with dialogue and calm".
She expressed regret over the loss of lives in Al-Mansoura district, Aden, in the violent protest on last Wednesday, saying that the EU was "watching the situation in Yemen closely."
The EU stance remained firm that there should be a successful dialogue and concrete reforms in Yemen, as the Union and its partners were ready to continue supporting the country, she added.