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US envoy to travel to Yemen, Qatar

WASHINGTON, March 25 (KUNA) -- The US announced late Saturday it will dispatch senior diplomatic envoy Jeffrey Feltman for bilateral meetings in Yemen and in Qatar.
Feltman, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, will travel March 25-28 to Sana, Yemen, to meet with President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and other senior government officials, the State department confirmed, where he will highlight US commitment to Yemen's political transition as well as the need for broad civic engagement.
Feltman will also meet with youth leaders, women, activists, and members of the media.
Feltman will also travel to Doha from March 28-29 to discuss bilateral and regional issues with senior government officials. The issues discussed will include the violence in Syria and efforts to halt the bloodshed there, according to the State department. (end) hy.asa KUNA 250920 Mar 12NNNN