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US Yemen envoy to visit Gulf this week

Trip is part of American efforts to bring end to conflict in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's deputy Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman received the UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and the US special envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking. Image: SPA
Saudi Arabia's deputy Defence Minister Prince Khalid bin Salman received the UN special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and the US special envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking. Image: SPA

The US special envoy for Yemen, Tim Lenderking, will travel on Monday to the Gulf region, the State Department said.

Mr Lenderking will hold high-level meetings with senior officials in several Gulf countries to support American efforts to bring an end to the conflict in Yemen.

He will also meet the UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, the department said.

Mr Lenderking will "focus on the United States’ dual-track approach to end the conflict in Yemen: a lasting political solution and humanitarian relief for the Yemeni people".

Mr Lenderking visited Riyadh this month.

Last week, the US urged Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels to stop their offensive on the government-held city of Marib and take part in international efforts to find a political solution.

Updated: February 23, 2021 03:37 AM

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