The US Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, welcomed the meetings of military and security leaders in Benghazi during a phone call with the UN Envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily on Saturday.
Norland said both he and Bathily commended the leaders who met together in Benghazi “to reaffirm their commitment to Libya’s sovereignty and political stability through elections and the departure of foreign fighters, forces, and mercenaries.”uUS
The US official also thanked Bathily for his efforts to promote national consensus towards elections in Libya.
On Saturday, the Joint Military Committee (JMC) 5 + 5 and the military and security leaders confirmed in Benghazi’s meeting their readiness to provide all forms of support to secure the elections.
In a statement published on the UN mission’s website, the participants further urged support for the JMC efforts to remove mercenaries and foreign fighters from Libya.
The group agreed to meet after Ramadan in the southern key city of Sebha to complete the talks they started in Tunisia.