Libyan Presidential Council member Abdullah Al-Lafi and US Special Envoy to Libya Richard Norland discussed efforts towards national reconciliation in Libya and ways to progress towards holding elections on schedule in a phone call on Wednesday.
The call also included the participation of Leslie Ordeman, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Libya. Both parties agreed that “efforts to promote national reconciliation in Libya are necessary to ensure long-term peace and prosperity throughout the country,” according to a tweet from the embassy on Thursday.
Norland and Al-Lafi also discussed “the need for concerted and tangible efforts by Libyan parties to make progress towards holding elections on schedule and ensuring fair revenue distribution,” according to the tweet. Al-Lafi stated on his personal Facebook account that Norland “confirmed his country’s full support for Libya” in the success of the reconciliation project led by the Presidential Council, emphasizing “the importance of this issue in the success of the political process, presidential and legislative elections, as well as providing support in the field of achieving security and stability.”