US Ambassador Holds “Productive Talks” on Libya in Paris


The US Embassy in Libya announced that the US Ambassador, Richard Norland, held productive talks in Paris regarding the Libyan crisis.

“US Ambassador Norland held productive talks today with the Elysée and the Quai d’Orsay,” the embassy tweeted on Friday.

“His visit to Paris will be followed by consultations in other capitals – all in support of Libyan efforts to write their own future for Libya through the UN-facilitated political process,” it added.

On Wednesday, the US embassy explained the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed in Rome that the United States “will use all available tools in our diplomatic arsenal to create conditions for more stability, fewer risks, and finally a political process that leads us to a solution in Libya.”

On Friday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Russia and Turkey not to intervene in Libyan affairs, and to let Libyans solve their problems through intra-Libyan dialogue.

Pompeo said in remarks that the interference of external parties “would exacerbate the situation in the country mired in chaos and war for years.”

He added that, the European countries have a primary role in supporting the Middle East peace process.