US & Libya Discuss Human Rights


Richard Norland, the US Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland met with a member of the High Council of State (HCS), Belqasem Qazeet, addressing recent developments in Libya.

Taking to his official Twitter account, Norland stated, “Had a productive conversation today with State Council Member Abu Al-Qasem Qazeet. We discussed recent dynamics in the council, as well as the significance of human rights in Libya.”

Earlier this month, the US Embassy reiterated its “unwavering support for a secure and independent Libya, firmly backing the establishment of a unified Libyan army.”

In a recent tweet, it expressed its well wishes for the ongoing success of all Libyan soldiers.
The US also reaffirmed its “commitment to the pursuit of a safe and sovereign Libya, underpinned by a cohesive national military force.”

The 9 August 2023, marked the 83rd anniversary of the founding of the Libyan Army, which took place in Egypt, during the tumultuous period of World War II.

Notably, Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry discussed regional issues with his US counterpart, Antony Blinken during a telephone call, including the latest developments in Libya.

In the call, Blinken emphasised the importance of the strategic partnership between the US and Egypt, and the commitment to enhancing bilateral cooperation on economic, development, military, and security levels. He also highlighted the need for coordination to find effective and sustainable solutions to the various crises facing the region.

Blinken commended Egypt’s role in the Sudan Neighbours’ Mechanism, and expressed his commitment to coordinating with Cairo to end the crisis in Sudan.

Egypt has been working closely with regional and international partners to find resolutions for various regional crises, including the conflict in Libya. The country has been hosting peace talks between Libyan factions, and has been actively involved in diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis.