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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Harris visits Benghazi
July 29, 2020

Chargé d’Affaires Joshua Harris today visited Benghazi, Libya to consult with a range of Libyan officials about achieving a demilitarized solution at Sirte and al-Jufra, enabling the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to resume its vital work nationwide, and seizing the opportunity presented by UN-facilitated dialogue to finalize a lasting ceasefire and roadmap for the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries. In meetings with officials from the House of Representatives and the Libyan National Army, Chargé Harris reiterated that, as the oil blockade is lifted, the Embassy will remain fully engaged to promote the transparent management of oil and gas revenues so that all Libyans can have confidence these vital resources are used wisely for the benefit of the Libyan people.
This visit, which follows Embassy travel to Zuwara on June 22 and Misrata on July 27, underscores the U.S. commitment to engage a wide range of Libyan leaders, across the country, who are prepared to support Libyan sovereignty, reject foreign interference, and come together in peaceful dialogue.