The US State Department said that its special envoy to Yemen, Tim Lenderking, arrived in Jordan today, Friday, on a new tour, which also includes the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the Sultanate of Oman.
The US envoy will meet, according to a statement, “the government of the Republic of Yemen, representatives of Yemeni civil society, senior regional government officials, the United Nations and other international partners.”
She stressed that her special envoy’s efforts “remain focused on providing immediate relief to the people of Yemen and advancing a comprehensive peace process led by the United Nations.”
Lenderking will continue to call for a permanent solution to the fuel crisis, including ending restrictions on imports of oil derivatives, and “Houthi manipulation of their prices and storage.”
During his meetings with international partners, the US envoy will also address the repercussions of the Houthi attack in Marib, “which exacerbates the humanitarian crisis and kills more civilians.”
This comes in the context of international and regional moves to end the war in Yemen, which has entered its eighth year.