U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that he is going to address the “political gridlock” in Libya during his upcoming trip to the Middle East.
The 79-year-old American leader wrote an Op-Ed in the Washington Post, in which he cited the stalemate in Libya as one of the reasons behind his visit to the region.
“The region remains full of challenges: Iran’s nuclear program and support for proxy groups, the Syrian civil war, food security crises exacerbated by Russia’s war against Ukraine, terrorist groups still operating in a number of countries, political gridlock in Iraq, Libya and Lebanon, and human rights standards that remain behind much of the world,” wrote Biden in the Op-Ed piece which was published on Saturday.
“We must address all these issues. When I meet with leaders from across the region, I will make clear how important it is to make progress in these areas.”
Biden is scheduled to tour the Middle East between 13th and 16th of July, stopping off in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories before heading to Saudi Arabia.