US Special Envoy To Visit Sweden and Oman For Yemen Peace Push

US Special Envoy for Yemen, Tim Lenderking will travel to Sweden and Oman for talks with officials aimed at reaching a durable solution to the seven-year war in Yemen.

In his travel to Stockholm, Lenderking would participate in the Yemen International Forum and the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the Swedish government agency for peace, security, and development, to discuss ways to implement a truce and other serious challenges still Yemen is facing.

Lenderking will also meet with a diverse group of Yemenis, including, representatives from marginalized communities, women leaders, and civil society and humanitarian organizations.

While in Sweden, Lenderking is expected to meet with UN Special Envoy Grundberg and other senior UN and European government officials supporting UN-led peace efforts to bring lasting relief to Yemenis.

The US Department of State said that Washington supports opportunities that create space for Yemenis to meet in a structured and focused manner to build on UN-led peace efforts and diplomatic efforts to move toward a durable solution to this conflict.

Lenderking will then travel to Muscat, the capital city of Oman, where he will meet with Omani officials to discuss current efforts to implement ceasefire agreements in Yemen.

During the trip, Lenderking would highlight the need for a permanent ceasefire and a comprehensive, inclusive peace process that durably ends the war and meets civil society’s call for justice and accountability. 

Simultaneously, Tim Lenderking will reiterate the urgent need for donors to work together now to help stabilize Yemen’s economy and mobilize assistance that demonstrates the value of peace.

The warring parties in Yemen agreed to renew the April 2 ceasefire on June 2 for another two months and US President Joe Biden appreciated the move.

Biden thanked the leaders of Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, and Egypt for their efforts to help restore normal daily life in Yemen, and encouraged investment in the war-hit country.

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