US ambassador speaks to head of Libya’s eastern based parliament about peaceful conflict resolution

The US ambassador to Libya spoke to the head of the country's eastern based parliament about a peaceful resolution to the conflict raging in the North African nation. (Reuters)
Short Url
Updated 24 July 2020

US ambassador speaks to head of Libya’s eastern based parliament about peaceful conflict resolution

  • The ambassador affirmed US opposition to “all foreign military interference in Libya”
  • Norland and Saleh also spoke about enabling the National Oil Corporation to resume operations

LONDON: The US ambassador to Libya spoke to the head of the country's eastern based parliament about a peaceful resolution to the conflict raging in the North African nation.
Richard Norland said ending the war should start with the “stabilization of the situation around Sirte and Jufra.”
Turkish-backed forces allied with the Tripoli based Government of National Accord (GNA) are mobilizing on the edges of Sirte and have vowed to retake the city, along with the inland Jufra airbase, from the rival Libyan National Army (LNA) commanded by Khalifa Haftar. 
The ambassador affirmed US opposition to “all foreign military interference in Libya and full support for UN-facilitated dialogue.”
Norland and Aguila Saleh also spoke about “supporting Libya’s sovereignty” and enabling the National Oil Corporation to resume operations nationwide.


First UAE delegation lands in Israel

Updated 5 min 21 sec ago

First UAE delegation lands in Israel

  • The officials were greeted by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • The delegation will remain in airport due to coronavirus regulations

DUBAI: The first official UAE delegation landed in Israel’s Ben Gurion airport on Tuesday, TV news channel Al-Arabiya reported.
The officials were greeted by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the report added, and will remain in the area of the airport due to coronavirus regulations. The whole visit will last for five hours.
The trilateral meetings between Israel, US and UAE will include Netanyahu, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, US Assistant to the President Avi Berkowitz, UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs Obaid Humaid Al-Tayer and UAE Minister of Economy Abdulla Bin Touq Al-Marri.
UAE’s Director of Strategic Communications at the Ministry of Foreign Affaris Hend Al-Otaiba posted an image of an Etihad plane with a caption saying “this morning UAE prepares to send its first official delegation to Israel, led by HE Obaid Al Tayer and HE Abdulla Bin Touq, and accompanied by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.”