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United States Concerned with Oil Shutdown — Remains Focused on Libyan Mechanism to Resolve Disputes Rather than Holding Services Hostage

The United States is deeply concerned by the continued oil shutdown, which is depriving Libyans of substantial revenue, contributing to increasing prices, and could lead to electricity blackouts, water supply problems, and fuel shortages. The damage the shutdown is causing to oil infrastructure will cost Libya additional millions, risks an environmental disaster, and could impact ...
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In Tripoli, Ambassador Norland urged compromise as Libya tries to move into final stages of interim governance to set the stage for elections

Today, U.S. Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland visited Tripoli for meetings with a focus on maintaining calm and returning to the path toward elections. Ambassador Norland also co-hosted a meeting of the Berlin Process Economic Working Group in order to strengthen progress in Libya’s economic track, an effort that can address economic ...
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Joint Statement on the Situation in Libya

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 4, 2022 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom: Begin Text: France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America take note of the statement of 2 March ...
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Joint statement by the embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States

The embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States urge all actors to respect the unity, integrity, and independence and preserve the apolitical, technical nature of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), whose continued, uninterrupted operations benefit all Libyans.  We appreciate NOC’s commitment to improve financial transparency and we caution against acts that undermine the ...
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Ambassador Norland’s Remarks to the Libyan-American Alliance – Feb. 17, 2022

Dr. Omeish, thank you so much for this invitation.  This is really a welcome opportunity to put in perspective the past decade or more in Libya’s tumultuous history.     Let’s start by remembering that Libya is a young country, coming out of the colonial period only in the early 1950’s.    We must also recall that Libya ...
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