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Omani-US talks tackle ending war in Yemen

Oman's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood al-Busaidi addresses the Manama Dialogue security conference in the Bahraini capital, on 5 December 2020. [MAZEN MAHDI/AFP via Getty Images]
Oman's Minister of Foreign Affairs Badr Al-Busaidi in the Bahraini capital on 5 December 2020 [MAZEN MAHDI/AFP/Getty Images]

Omani Foreign Minister Badr Al-Busaidi held talks Thursday with US Special Envoy for Yemen Timothy Lenderking on the possibility of ending the war in Yemen, Anadolu Agency reports.

According to the Oman News Agency, the parties discussed developments in Yemen and efforts to address the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.

They also emphasised supporting efforts to reach a political settlement between the warring Yemeni parties.

On Wednesday, the US envoy arrived in Oman's capital Muscat from Saudi Arabia, where he met with Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak.

Lenderking's 10-day tour of the Gulf region comes amid intensified efforts by the US administration to find a settlement to the seven-year-old crisis in Yemen.

In past years, Oman has also been active in efforts to resolve the Yemeni crisis and mediated between the warring parties, hosting several meetings between them.

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