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U.S. Delegation Meets with Libyan Parties in Rome

U.S. Embassy Libya For Immediate Release January 11, 2020 U.S. Delegation Meets with Libyan Parties in Rome   Senior U.S. officials met separately with Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and General Khalifa Haftar in Rome on January 9 to reiterate to all Libyan parties the critical importance of forging a durable political solution to the crisis ...
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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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Security Alert – U.S. Libya External Office – January 7, 2020 – Heightened Middle East Tensions

Event: In light of heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the U.S. Libya External Office reminds U.S. citizens of the April 2019 Department of State Travel Advisory warning U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommending that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.  The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency or ...
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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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U.S.-Libya Security Dialogue Working Group to Dismantle Militias

On January 3, 2020, the U.S. Embassy convened a meeting of U.S. government experts and representatives of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to determine concrete steps to eliminate militias, one of the fundamental issues underlying the conflict in Libya. The United States appreciates the GNA’s readiness to address this issue and will remain closely ...
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