U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland assumed his duties as U.S. Ambassador to Libya on August 14, following his nomination by the U.S. President and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. The Ambassador welcomes the opportunity for dialogue with all Libyans. So far, he has appreciated the opportunity to present himself to GNA Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala, Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar as part of expanded outreach to all Libyans. He also met with UN SRSG Ghassan Salame to discuss ways to achieve a negotiated solution to the political crisis in Libya. The Ambassador looks forward to meeting additional Libyan representatives in the coming days and weeks in support of efforts to achieve a resolution of the crisis.