U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, said Tuesday it is important to get to elections in Libya “as quickly as reasonably possible to have a government that has the legitimacy of having been selected by the people.”
“When it comes to Libya and its trajectory forward, I think it’s important to get to elections as quickly as reasonably possible to have a government that has the legitimacy of having been selected by the people,” Blinken pointed out in a press conference with the Greek Foreign Minister, Nikos Dendias, in Athens.
“The UN special envoy is working in that direction, and building on the work that’s actually been done already to try to bring the parties together to decide on an appropriate path forward for elections,” he explained.
“That’s something that we support, and we think offers the best prospects for moving Libya forward, and I think we’re in full agreement on that with our partners here in Greece,” Blinken added.
Dendias, on his part, said that “as regards the efforts made on many sides, including the U.S., in order to find a mechanism to lead the country to elections, Greece in this respect is ready to offer in any way possible.”