U.S. Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking returned from Saudi Arabia on June 18. During the trip Special Envoy Lenderking met with officials from the Governments of the Republic of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, as well as UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. In these meetings, Special Envoy Lenderking noted the need for the Yemeni government to return to Aden as soon as possible and highlighted the importance of swift progress in the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.
Additionally, Special Envoy Lenderking discussed the latest efforts to achieve a comprehensive, nationwide ceasefire, including the urgency of de-escalating the fighting in Marib, and reiterated the importance of the free flow of goods, especially fuel, through Hudaydah port and throughout Yemen.
The Special Envoy also discussed with the Omanis their recent visit to Sana’a and reiterated U.S. appreciation for the efforts of Oman in encouraging peace efforts in Yemen.