U.S. Ambassador and Special Envoy to Libya renews his country’s commitment to Libya’s security and fight against corruption

Tripoli-U.S. Ambassador and Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, said he has spent the three days he was in Libya in contact and meeting with the authorities concerned with the Libyan crisis in order to work towards resolving the crisis and reaching a solution that satisfies the Libyan people, who are tired of what they have been suffering from for a decade, especially from the lack of elections on December 24, 2021, and the resulting frustrations, and that “we as United States are committed to the security of the Libyan people and support investigations into crimes and corruption cases.”

In a press conference held at the headquarters of the High National Election Commission in Tripoli on Thursday afternoon, Norland said that he met with the President of the Presidential Council Mohammed Al-Mnefi, the President of the Government of National Unity "Abdel Hamid Al Dabaiba", the Head of the government assigned by Parliament Fathi Pashagha, the President of the High National Elections Commission Imad Al-Sayeh and the Joint Military Commission 5+5, and also with the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Abdoulaye Bathily, and informed them that we share with the Libyan people their frustrations over lack of elections on constitutional grounds whose positive results would have "ended the existing crisis, formed a unified government, and responded to the will of the people and their desire for any foreign power to leave Libyan territory," but the Ambassador did not specify whether the United States supported holding of parliamentary elections only.

Ambassador Norland renewed talk about possible return of the US Embassy to Tripoli, where arrangements were underway to start providing its services to Libyan citizens, by opening consulates in cities other than the capital Tripoli.

Source: Libyan News Agency