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U.S. Embassy Libya’s statement on the apparent Libyan agreement to reopen the energy sector

As responsible Libyan parties come together in UN-facilitated peaceful dialogue, the U.S. Embassy is encouraged by an apparent sovereign Libyan agreement to enable the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to resume its vital and apolitical work.  In an exchange of letters between Ambassador Norland and Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Haftar, as well as in recent ...
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AFRICOM Commander and Ambassador Norland discuss key security issues with Libya’s Minister of Defense

During his visit to Tunisia on Wednesday, U.S. Africa Command Commander, U.S. Army General Stephen Townsend also met with the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Ambassador Richard Norland to discuss recent political and security developments in Libya. During the meeting, the two spoke via video conference call with newly-appointed Libyan Minister of Defense Salah Eddine al-Namrush ...
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Remarks at a UN Security Council Briefing on the Situation in Libya (via VTC)

Ambassador Kelly Craft Permanent Representative U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York September 2, 2020 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Abarry. Congratulations on your presidency this month. And a special thank you to Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams for your commitment to UNSMIL and the people of Libya. Libya is at a critical juncture. ...
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Ambassador Norland Encourages Leaders to Operationalize Calls for Ceasefire and Oil Production

Ambassador Norland spoke with Libyan political figures and officials on Sunday and Monday to assess progress in operationalizing the statements issued on Friday regarding a ceasefire and resumption of oil production in Libya.  He told Prime Minister Sarraj in a phone call on Sunday that the GNA’s statement, along with that issued by House of ...
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Ambassador Norland Visit to Ankara

On Wednesday in Ankara, Ambassador Norland consulted with senior Turkish officials about the urgent need to support Libyan voices genuinely seeking an end to the conflict and return to UN-facilitated political dialogue, with full respect for Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  The visit, which followed phone calls between President Trump and President Erdogan, discussed steps ...
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