Norland visits Ankara, discusses supporting Libyan elections

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Norland visits Ankara, discusses supporting Libyan elections

August 13, 2021 - 21:39
Written by: LibyaMohammed

US Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland paid a visit Ankara on Thursday, during which he held "productive" consultations with senior Turkish officials in furtherance of US efforts to support Libyan parliamentary and presidential elections in December.

Norland's visit focused on the urgency of establishing the constitutional basis and legal framework needed for the elections to take place on December 24, the US Embassy in Libya tweeted.

“The US supports the right of the Libyan people to select their leaders through an open democratic process free from outside pressure and calls on key figures to use their influence at this critical stage to do what is best for all Libyans”, the Embassy added.