US ambassador voices need to end flow of Russian, other foreign arms and mercenaries into Libya

US ambassador voices need to end flow of Russian, other foreign arms and mercenaries into Libya

May 23, 2020 - 16:03
Posted in:
Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The US ambassador to Libya Richard Norland spoke with the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord Fayez Al-Sarraj on Friday to reiterate the urgent need to end the destabilizing flow of Russian and other foreign military equipment and mercenaries into Libya.

The US embassy said Saturday in a statement that the US ambassador had welcomed the Government of National Accord’s important contributions to defeating terrorism and achieving peace.

According to the statement, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Al-Sarraj agreed earlier on Friday that the needless offensive against Tripoli must end so all foreign forces can depart and Libyan leaders who are prepared to lay down their weapons can come together in peaceful dialogue on the issues that divide them.

US ambassador Norland informed Al-Sarraj that he intends to travel to Libya as soon as circumstances permit to formally present his credentials and further deepen the US-Libya partnership.