Statement by U.S. Embassy Libya

Great Seal of the United States

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 also met with Libyan National Army General Khalifa Haftar as part of our engagement with a range of Libyan figures; the two most recently met on July 9 in Amman, Jordan. We call on all parties in Libya to deescalate tensions and move toward a compromise on the basis of the Libyan Political Agreement, which provides a roadmap for a transitional government and national elections.

The United States also works with our regional and international partners to help Libyans resolve the conflict. For example, on July 10 In Cairo, Ambassador Bodde met with Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and Middle East Affairs Tarek El Kouny and the Egyptian Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff, Mahmoud Hegazy, in the company of AFRICOM Commander General Thomas Waldhauser, to discuss efforts to restore stability in Libya. The United States also works closely with the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Libya.

Ultimately, Libyans must lead the process of achieving political reconciliation in their country.