US-Libyan virtual discussions push for de-escalation and resumption of oil production

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 07 Aug 2020, 08:26 PM
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The US embassy in Libya said that an American delegation headed by the Director of the National Security Council for the Middle East and North Africa, Major General Miguel Correa and Ambassador Richard Norland, conducted  virtual, closed-circuit discussions with Libyan officials on Friday to “advance concrete, urgent steps to find a demilitarized solution for Sirte & Jufra & reopen Libya’s oil sector w/ full transparency."

In a statement, the embassy indicated that Major General Correa and Ambassador Norland stressed, in separate discussions with National Security Advisor Taj al-Din al-Rezagi and House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Yousef al-Agouri, " the need for a Libyan-led process to reclaim the country’s sovereignty and eject foreign forces."

The statement affirmed that 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."

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