On Monday, The US Chargé d’Affaires, Joshua Harris, visited Misrata to consult with the city’s leaders over ending the military escalation near Sirte and Al-Jufra, reopening Libya’s energy sector, and intensifying efforts to demobilise, disarm, and reintegrate the Government of National Accord (GNA) aligned militias.
During meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq and Minister of Interior Fathi Bashagha, Harris reiterated his support for Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He stressed the need to expel all foreign forces, and mercenaries from the country.
He also expressed the US Embassy’s readiness to work with a comprehensive range of Libyan figures across the country, who reject foreign interference. Harris also reiterated the US’ respect for the contributions of Misratan forces, in the fight against terrorism.