IOM Director Briefs U.S. Ambassador on Support to Libyan Health and Local Authorities

Ambassador Norland participated in a virtual briefing on April 2 led by the Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for Libya, Federico Soda, who provided an update on IOM’s crucial and lifesaving assistance to Libya’s most vulnerable populations, including migrants and internally-displaced persons (IPDs). In addition, IOM briefed on the organization’s …

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The US Commits $6 million USD in humanitarian assistance to Libya for the COVID-19 response

The US will provide $6 million in additional humanitarian assistance to Libya in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Embassy to Libya announced today. These funds will help health officials to prevent the spread of the disease and to respond to those in need who’ve contracted the disease or who are most vulnerable to …

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U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 26, 2020 The U.S. government has rapidly mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad. Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States has made available nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding. Along with the …

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U.S. Support to WHO to Assist Libyan Authorities in Addressing the COVID-19 Threat

Ambassador Norland participated in a virtual briefing on March 24 led by the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Libya, Elizabeth Hoff, who provided U.S. government implementing partners an overview of international efforts to assist Libyan health authorities and local leaders in addressing ongoing public health challenges as well as preparing for the …

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THE UNITED STATES CALLS ON LNA TO OBSERVE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES IN LIBYA

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON MARCH 21, 2020 The United States joins the UN Support Mission in Libya in welcoming the decision of Libyan Prime Minister al-Sarraj to endorse an immediate humanitarian cessation of hostilities to allow local authorities to come together in response to the unprecedented public health challenge posed by COVID-19. Libyan …

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CALL FOR HUMANITARIAN CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES IN LIBYA IN LIGHT OF CORONAVIRUS

The Embassies of Algeria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States along with the Delegation of the European Union and the Governments of Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates call on all parties in the Libya conflict to declare an immediate, humanitarian cessation of hostilities as well …

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Ambassador Norland Discusses Resuming Libyan-led Talks with PM Sarraj and South African Officials

Ambassador Richard Norland met on March 11 with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj in Pretoria, South Africa to discuss international efforts in support of a political solution to the conflict in Libya. This was Ambassador Norland’s fourth meeting with PM Sarraj since the Ambassador assumed his duties in August last year. Ambassador Norland thanked the …

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USAID Administrator Green and Ambassador Norland Discuss USAID’s Work in Support of Communities Throughout Libya

Ambassador Mark Green, Administrator to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), arrived in Tunis, Tunisia on February 16 for a series of discussions about USAID assistance programming in Libya. His visit was part of a joint trip focused on USAID programming in Libya and Tunisia. Administrator Green met with the U.S. Ambassador to …

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U.S. Ambassador Norland paid his first visit to Libya

U.S. Ambassador Norland paid his first visit to Libya and met with General Haftar to reaffirm the importance of a negotiated settlement. The Ambassador noted General Haftar’s stated commitment to a permanent ceasefire and reiterated the commitment of the Berlin participants to de-escalation, the arms embargo, and a political solution to the conflict. The Ambassador …

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Explanation of Vote on the UN Security Council Resolution on Libya Ceasefire

Ambassador Cherith Norman Chalet Acting Deputy Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York February 12, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. First off, I’d like to thank the United Kingdom as penholder for proposing this draft resolution that was just adopted. However, I do want to note that we …

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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee: U.S.-Libya Policy

Statement by David Schenker Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee February 12, 2020 Chairman Risch, Ranking Member Menendez, Members of the committee: Thank you for this opportunity to discuss U.S. Libya policy. The best way to address this crisis is to stop the fighting that started in …

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Apply Now: Fulbright Foreign Student Program for 2021-2022

The U.S. Embassy to Libya is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for fully-funded master’s degree studies in the United States under the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Program.  This program enables Libyan students to study for up to two years, starting from the fall of 2021, towards a Master’s degree at select …

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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Libya

Ambassador Kelly Craft Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York January 30, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you Mr. President. Thank you Special Representative Salame for your update on the increasingly alarming situation in Libya. Less than two weeks ago, international leaders gathered in Berlin, where they called for a sustained …

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The Berlin Conference on Libya: CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS

The Berlin Conference on Libya CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS Press release 31 Sunday, 19 January 2020 The Press and Information Office of the Federal Government 1.          Today’s Berlin Conference on Libya, at the invitation of German Chancellor Merkel, has gathered the Governments of Algeria, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Turkey, the Republic of the Congo, United …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s participation in the Berlin Conference – January 18-19, 2020

Germany JANUARY 19, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi JANUARY 19, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with European Union High Representative Josep Borrell JANUARY 19, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas JANUARY 19, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates JANUARY 19, 2020 Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu Trip Preview JANUARY 16, 2020 Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Pompeo’s Trip to Germany, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Florida

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Freedom First in 2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release​​​​​​ ​ Statement by Secretary MICHAEL R. POMPEO January 11, 2020 Freedom First in 2020   President Trump has proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.  Global estimates indicate that as many as 24.9 million people – adults and children – are …

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U.S. Embassy Statement Regarding Military Escalation in Tripoli

The U.S. Embassy strongly condemns the military escalation in Tripoli in recent days, including the January 4 attack by LNA-affiliated forces against the Hadaba military college that reportedly killed at least 30 students training to be a professional security force for the Libyan capital. We also condemn attacks in recent days against Tripoli’s Matiga Airport …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Libyan Alumni Seminar 2020

Notice of Funding Opportunity: Libyan Alumni Seminar 2020 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. Embassy Libya   Funding Opportunity Title:             Libyan Alumni Seminar 2020 Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-LIBYA-FY20-01 Deadline for Applications:            Friday January 17, 2020 CFDA Number:                              …

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USAID Provides Essential Supplies to Schools in Benghazi, Libya

When students at three schools in downtown Benghazi returned to class last week, they found their classrooms now contained essential equipment like desks, whiteboards, IT equipment, and other vital supplies.  The equipment was provided by USAID to enable the resumption of normal operations at these schools, two of which were previously rehabilitated by UNDP’s Stabilization Facility for Libya …

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TechWomen Program 2020

The TechWomen Program is now open for applications! TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East together with their professional American counterparts for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their …

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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2020

Submissions: The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 18, 2019. Proposals must be submitted in English, using the application form provided by the U.S. Embassy to Libya. PLEASE CLICK HERE Please click here to download useful resources, guidance and documentation (AFCP Budget Sheet, AFCP Glossary of Terms, General Guidelines for Images, Useful Resources). The full application package (proposal, …

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U.S. and Government of Libya sign Memorandum of Intent

At a ceremony in Tunis on October 10, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Libya, through the Ministry of Planning, signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) for enhancing their partnership.  The MOI is based on the shared values of strengthening the foundations of a unified …

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ICE returns sixth century marble statue to Libya

WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) International Operations Division Chief Leo Lin returned a sixth century marble statue known as the “Head of a Veiled Woman,” during a repatriation ceremony at the Libyan Embassy, Thursday. “As a federal law enforcement agency with a global reach, HSI is a leader …

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Joint Statement on Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC)

Joint statement by the Ambassadors and Chargés d’Affaires of France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates , the United Kingdom and the United States of America: We fully support Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) as the country’s sole independent, legitimate and nonpartisan oil company. Now is the time to consolidate national economic institutions rather …

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Civilian Casualties in Libya

The Embassy of the United States of America calls on all parties in Libya to redouble their efforts to protect civilians and prevent damage to civilian infrastructure.  In particular, we urge an immediate de-escalation and halt to attacks against Matiga Airport in Tripoli, which endangered Libyan civilians seeking to perform the Hajj pilgrimage on August …

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USAID/Libya Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference

USAID/Libya Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference On July 18-19, 2019, USAID/Libya convened a cross section of prominent Libyan business women, activists, and Libyan local government representatives for a Women’s Economic Empowerment conference in Tunis, Tunisia to discuss opportunities and constraints to entrepreneurship and political participation for women in Libya. The event follows the recent announcement of …

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Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

Read the State Department’s new report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran’s support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation. Download the report here» (pdf) Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy

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Joint Statement Welcoming the Ceasefire in Tripoli, Libya

The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the result of the mediation reached today by the United Nations Support Mission that aims to deescalate violence in and around Tripoli and ensure the protection of civilians.  We reiterate our strong support for Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salame as …

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Condemnation of the Attacks on the Libyan Oil Ports of Ras Lanuf and Sidra

The United States strongly condemns the recent attacks on the Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Al Sidra, and calls for an immediate end to the violence that is damaging Libya’s vital national infrastructure. Oil facilities, production, and revenues belong to the Libyan people and must remain under the sole oversight of the Government …

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