Norland in Cairo for Meeting with Haftar and Egyptian Officials to Support December Elections – Al Marsad

The US Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, issued a statement that he is in Cairo to meet with Egyptian officials and the head of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, as part of US efforts to support the Presidential and Parliamentary elections on 24 December this year.

(LIBYA, 10 August 2021) – The US Embassy in Libya issued this evening a post on its official twitter account stating that the US Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, is in Cairo on 10 and 11 August “to meet with Egyptian officials and LNA leader General Khalifa Haftar as part of US efforts to support Libyan parliamentary and presidential elections in December.”

The statement said Ambassador Norland will continue to “on the urgency of supporting the difficult compromises necessary to establish the constitutional basis and legal framework needed now in order for the elections to take place” on 24 December 2021. 

The statement also stressed that the US “supports the right of the Libyan people to select their leaders through an open democratic process and calls on key figures to use their influence at this critical stage to do what is best for all Libyans.”

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