Joint Statement on Welcoming Libyan National Oil Corporation Resuming Production

The text of the following statement on Libya was released by the Governments of the United States of America, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States, recalling their statement of 27 June 2018, welcome the announcement that Libya’s National Oil Corporation is resuming its ...
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Press Statement – Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim Stephanie Williams June 27, 2018

Misrata   Today, my colleague AFRICOM Major General Gregg Olson and I had productive meetings with the political and military leadership in Misrata.  We were particularly pleased to meet with the Government of National Accord Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeg, House of Representatives members Sleiman al-Faqeeh, Fathi Bashagha, Mohamed al-Raeed, and Mohamed Hneish, High State ...
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Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States are deeply concerned about the announcement that the Ras Lanuf and Sidra oil fields and facilities will be transferred to the control of an entity other than the legitimate National Oil Corporation. Libya’s oil facilities, production, and revenues belong to the Libyan people. ...
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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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Treasury Sanctions Six Migrant Smugglers for Threatening Libya’s Peace, Security, or Stability

Action Taken Concurrently with the United Nations Security Council  WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrently with the United Nations, sanctioned six individuals for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through their involvement in the smuggling of migrants.  Migrant smuggling has become a lucrative ...
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Press Statement – Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim Stephanie Williams – June 5, 2018

Libya Economic Dialogue Joint Statement on behalf of the Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union With my colleagues from France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the European Union, I would like to thank Deputy Prime Ministers Fathi Majbiri and Ahmed Maiteeg for hosting this, the eighth ...
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Press Statement – Chargé d’Affaires, ad interim Stephanie Williams – May 31, 2018

Today, my colleague AFRICOM Commander General Tom Waldhauser and I met with Prime Minister al-Sarraj and we reiterated our shared vision for a stable, democratic and unified Libya able to deliver prosperity for the Libyan people.  As our presence in Tripoli today testifies, the U.S.-Libya partnership is strong, rooted in our mutual commitment to advance ...
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The United States strongly condemns today’s attack on the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli

The United States strongly condemns today’s attack on the Libyan High National Elections Commission (HNEC) in Tripoli. We offer condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery for those injured. We stand with all Libyans in the fight against terrorism in their nation. The United States continues to support United Nations ...
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The United States and Libya sign several civilian security agreements

On April 27, Charge d’Affaires Stephanie Williams and Libyan Under Secretary for Political Affairs Lutfi Almughrabi signed a Memorandum of Intent for airport security, and a Letter of Agreement to support Libyan policing, corrections and justice sector development, in the presence of Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala and hosted by Ambassador Maaloul at the Libyan ...
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U.S. Companies meet with Libya Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) to promote Libya’s economy

On March 22, the U.S. Embassy Libya External Office, based in Tunis, and the Libya Local Investment & Development Fund (LLIDF) co-hosted a U.S.-Libya commercial roundtable, bringing together representatives of U.S. companies to learn about LLIDF’s priorities on private sector investment to advance shared interests in creating essential infrastructure and diversifying Libya’s economy.  This is ...
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Treasury Sanctions International Network Smuggling Oil from Libya to Europe

Actions Demonstrate U.S. Commitment to Disrupt Illicit and Destabilizing Activities in Libya WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today sanctioned six individuals, 24 entities, and seven vessels pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13726 for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through the illicit production, refining, ...
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United States and Libya Sign Cultural Property Protection Agreement – February 23, 2018

Remarks: Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Steven Goldstein and Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Under Secretary for Political Affairs Lutfi Almughrabi MS GRUNDER:  Good afternoon.  I am Alyson Grunder, the deputy assistant secretary for policy in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.  Thank you ...
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Joint Statement by the Ambassadors of France and Italy, and the Chargés d’affaires of the United Kingdom and the United States to Libya

France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States have condemned in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attacks in Benghazi on 23 January.  We will continue our efforts with our international partners to combat terrorism in Libya, and pursue action against those who are complicit in such horrific attacks. 10 persons have been subject to unlawful killings ...
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The United States strongly condemns the two bombings in the al-Salmani neighborhood of Benghazi

The United States strongly condemns the two bombings in the al-Salmani neighborhood of Benghazi on January 23, which caused many casualties, including civilians. We stand with all Libyans against terrorism and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and our wishes for a speedy recovery for those injured.
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Ambassador Haley Delivers Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on Libya

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered remarks during a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Libya. In her remarks, Ambassador Haley underscored the importance of prioritizing basic human rights for those affected by the crisis and expressed U.S. support of the UN’s efforts to facilitate a political process ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on Libya’s Successful Destruction of its Chemical Weapons Stockpile

The United States congratulates Libya for destroying the last remnants of its Qadhafi-era chemical weapons stockpile and satisfying its obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention. We also gratefully recognize the key contributions of Denmark, Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, Italy, Malta, France, and Spain, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, in ...
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Letter from President Donald J. Trump on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of Libya’s independence

Dear Mr. Prime Minister: Please accept my best wishes as you celebrate Libya’s 66th year of independence on December 24, 2017. On this occasion, let me underscore that the United States stands with the Libyan people as you seek to move beyond the legacy of more than 40 years of dictatorship, to establish inclusive institutions, to ...
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Presidential Proclamation Fully Implemented Today

The Department of State is fully implementing Presidential Proclamation 9645 (Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats), as the Supreme Court’s December 4, 2017 orders permit.  The Department began implementing the full Proclamation at the opening of business (local time) at U.S. embassies ...
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Joint Statement on Libya

Joint Statement on Libya by the Ambassadors of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Head of the EU Delegation to Libya On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the Ambassadors of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj of Libya

President Donald J. Trump met today with Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of Libya to discuss the bilateral relationship between the United States and Libya and opportunities for future partnerships. President Trump underscored the United States’ continued support for the Government of National Accord and the United Nations-facilitated efforts to achieve political reconciliation in Libya. The ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Tillerson met today with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj.  Secretary Tillerson reaffirmed the United States’ full support for Prime Minister al-Sarraj, the Government of National Accord, and the Libyan Political Agreement.  Secretary Tillerson thanked Prime Minister al-Sarraj for his stalwart partnership in counterterrorism efforts and defeating ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of Libya

President Donald J. Trump will welcome Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj of Libya to the White House on December 1, 2017.  President Trump looks forward to discussing the bilateral ties between the United States and Libya and reaffirming the United States’ support for the Government of National Accord, and commitment to helping the Libyan people realize a ...
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Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan’s Meeting with Libyan Prime Minister al-Sarraj

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson November 18, 2017 Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan’s Meeting with Libyan Prime Minister al-Sarraj The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Deputy Secretary Sullivan met with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj today in Tunis to affirm the United States’ continued partnership with Libya and the Government ...
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Joint Statement by the Ambassadors to Libya of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the USA

France, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States condemn the October 30 airstrikes on Derna, which killed at least fifteen civilians, including twelve women and children, and injured many others.  We offer our condolences to the families of the victims, and call for immediate humanitarian access to assist the injured and prevent further suffering ...
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Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Apprehension of Mustafa al-Imam for His Alleged Role in the September 11, 2012 Attacks in Benghazi

Yesterday, on my orders, United States forces captured Mustafa al-Imam in Libya. Because of this successful operation, al-Imam will face justice in the United States for his alleged role in the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods—four brave Americans ...
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President Donald J. Trump announces Enhanced National Security Measures

The government of Libya is an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States, and the United States Government looks forward to expanding on that cooperation, including in the areas of immigration and border management.  Libya, nonetheless, faces significant challenges in sharing several types of information, including public-safety and terrorism-related information necessary for the ...
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U.S. Support for the UN Action Plan for Libya

The United States welcomes the September 20 United Nations (UN) announcement of an action plan to advance political reconciliation in Libya and help the Libyan people achieve lasting peace and security. We applaud the vigorous outreach by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya Ghassan Salamé to Libyan leaders and call on all ...
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ICC Arrest Warrant for Major Mahmoud al-Werfalli in Libya: Joint Statement by the Governments of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States

The governments of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the announcement on August 17 by the Libya National Army (LNA) that it will investigate reports of unlawful killings in Benghazi. We note that the LNA has recognized the arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court prosecutor for a member of the LNA, ...
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Statement by U.S. Embassy Libya

The United States is fully committed to working with all Libyans to help advance stabilization and resolve the conflict in Libya.  The United States engages a wide range of Libyan political and security figures.  Ambassador Bodde meets regularly with Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, including in Tunis on August 7, 2017.  Ambassador Bodde has also met ...
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Libyan Dialogue and Joint Declaration

The United States remains committed to working with Libya and our international partners to help resolve the political conflict and advance peace and long-term stability in Libya. While the Libyan people must lead the process of achieving political reconciliation in their country, the international community plays an important role in supporting those efforts. In this ...
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Statement by U.S. Embassy Libya

The United States is fully committed to working with all Libyans to help advance stabilization and resolve the conflict in Libya. To that end, the United States engages a wide range of Libyan political and security figures. Ambassador Bodde meets regularly with Prime Minister al-Sarraj, including in Tripoli on May 23, 2017. Ambassador Bodde has ...
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Press Statement: Ambassador Bodde

Tripoli: May 23, 2017 Today, my colleague AFRICOM Commander General Tom Waldhauser and I had a warm and productive meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. While we have met together in many capitals, we are particularly pleased to be here today together in Tripoli. In our meeting, we reiterated United States support for Libya ...
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Joint Statement by the Ambassadors to Libya of the People’s Republic of China, France, the Russian Federation, United Kingdom of Great Britain and USA

In light of recent violence around Brak Al-Shatti airbase in Libya’s south which again risks escalating into renewed conflict, Taking note of relevant UN Security Council resolutions(UNSCRs), including UNSCRs 2213, 2259 and 2278, and our statement of 11 April 2017 concerning violence around Tamanhint airbase, Reiterating our determination to support the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) ...
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Joint Statement by the Ambassadors to Libya of the People’s Republic of China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and the USA

In light of recent violence in Libya’s south, including near the Tamanhint airbase, which risks escalating into renewed conflict. Taking note of relevant UN Security Council resolutions (UNSCRs), including UNSCRs 2213, 2259 and 2278, and Reiterating our determination to support the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) in order to alleviate the suffering of ...
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Statement by the Ambassadors to Libya of the People’s Republic of China, France, Russia, UK & the U.S

In light of recent conflict in Libya’s Oil Crescent and Tripoli, Taking note of relevant UN Security Council resolutions, including UNSCRs 2213, 2259 and 2278, Mindful that such attacks, including those against oil installations, threaten Libya’s peace, stability and security, We underscore that petroleum infrastructure, production, export and revenues belong to all Libyan people and ...
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Joint statement on Libya by the Ambassadors of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States

The Ambassadors of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States reiterate their strong concern regarding violence in the oil crescent and call for an end to hostilities and avoiding any action that could damage Libya’s energy infrastructure. Oil infrastructure, production, export and revenues belong to the Libyan people and must remain under the ...
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Joint Statement by the Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States to Libya

The Ambassadors of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States reiterate our commitment to preserving the sovereignty, territorial integrity, unity, and national cohesion of Libya and our support for the Libyan Political Agreement of 17 December 2015 as the basis for an inclusive political solution of the current conflicts. We continue ...
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