Richard Norland, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, held talks on Thursday with Mohamed A. Ib Almadani, Libya’s Ambassador to Chad, as well as U.S. Ambassador to Chad Alex Laskaris, to discuss “regional cooperation on border security and economic development,” according to a statement by the American embassy in Libya.
“I look forward to my consultations today and tomorrow with Chadian officials,” the embassy quoted Norland as saying via Twitter.
Special Envoy Amb. Norland: "Pleased to meet in N’Djamena with #Libya’s Ambassador to Chad, Dr. Mohamed A. Ib Almadani, and U.S. Ambassador to Chad Alex Laskaris, to discuss regional cooperation on border security and economic development. I look forward to my consultations today… pic.twitter.com/CpzUjgmjTn
— U.S. Embassy – Libya (@USEmbassyLibya) May 4, 2023
In light of the ongoing conflict in Sudan, Norland has been meeting with multiple African officials recently in an effort to curb the spread of violence into Libya. In April 27, he held talks with Congolese President Sassou N’Guesso and Foreign Minister Jean-Claude Gakosso.
“We agreed on the urgency of stabilizing Libya, restoring its sovereignty, and securing its borders considering growing threats to regional security,” Norland said at the time of the visit.
Special Envoy Amb. Norland: "U.S. and Republic of Congo share strong support for UN and African Union efforts to bring Libyan leaders together on early elections to unify the country. I conveyed to President Sassou N'Guesso and Foreign Minister Gakosso our appreciation for their… https://t.co/1K6WxHRaDe
— U.S. Embassy – Libya (@USEmbassyLibya) April 27, 2023