By Sami Zaptia.
London, 11 August 2021:
The U.S. Embassy revealed yesterday that U.S. Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland is in Cairo on 10 and 11 August to meet Egyptian officials but also to meet Khalifa Haftar. This, it said, is part of U.S. efforts to support Libyan parliamentary and presidential elections in December.
The Embassy statement said that, as with other recent engagements with key Libyan figures, Ambassador Norland continues to focus on the urgency of supporting the difficult compromises necessary to establish the constitutional basis and legal framework needed now in order for the elections to take place on 24 December.
It added that the United States supports the right of the Libyan people to select their leaders through an open democratic process and calls on key figures to use their influence at this critical stage to do what is best for all Libyan.