New US ambassador named

Tripoli, 13 March 2103:

US President Barack Obama has nominated a new ambassador to Libya. She is career diplomat Deborah K. Jones. She is the first US ambassador since Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi, along with three other diplomatic staff, on 11 September 2012. Since then the US embassy has been under temporary Chargés d’Affaires, first Laurence Pope and since the beginning of the year William Roebuck.

The announcement was made today by the White House before US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Prime Minister Ali Zeidan who is visiting the US at . . .

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