US envoy visits Gulf to help expand Yemen truce, launch peace process - State Dept.

The US Special Envoy for Yemen will visit the Gulf on Monday "to advance ongoing UN-led efforts to expand the truce and launch a comprehensive peace process," the US State Department said in a statement.

Tim Lenderking "will meet with Yemeni, Saudi, Emirati, Omani and international partners to discuss the necessary steps to secure a durable ceasefire and launch an inclusive, UN-mediated political process while ensuring continued efforts to ease the economic crisis and suffering of Yemenis," the department added.