U.S. Ambassador and Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, said his country “strongly supports pursuing a path that can lead to free, fair, and inclusive elections within the 18 month timeframe of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) road map.”
Norland’s statement came within the phone call discussions on the elections that he conducted with the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aqila Saleh, and the President of the Presidency Council, Mohamed al-Menfi.
“Today, HoR Speaker Agila Saleh and I discussed by phone the next steps in the electoral process. While the next steps depend on Libyan leaders, the US strongly supports pursuing a path that can lead to free, fair, and inclusive elections within the 18 month timeframe of the LPDF road map,” US Embassy in Libya quoted Norland.
“In my call today with PC Head Mohamed al-Menfi, we discussed the importance of pursuing all options to maintain momentum for presidential and parliamentary elections and fulfilling the demands of millions of Libyans who are ready to exercise their right to vote,” the ambassador said.