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U.S.-Libyan virtual meetings show agreement on need for de-escalation, resumption of oil, and political track 
August 7, 2020


A U.S. delegation, led by National Security Council Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa Major General Miguel Correa and Ambassador Richard Norland, held virtual discussions with Libyan officials on August 7 to advance concrete, urgent steps to find a demilitarized solution for Sirte and al-Jufra, and reopen Libya’s oil sector with full transparency.  In separate discussions with National Security Advisor Taj al-Din al-Rezagi and House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Yousef al-Agouri, Major General Correa and Ambassador Norland underscored the need for a Libyan-led process to reclaim the country’s sovereignty and eject foreign forces. The United States will continue to actively engage a range of Libyan leaders who are ready to reject harmful foreign interference, de-escalate, and come together to realize a peaceful solution that benefits all Libyans.