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US-Libya Working Group to Dismantle Militias

On January 3, 2020, the U.S. Embassy convened a meeting of U.S. government experts and representatives of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to determine concrete steps to eliminate militias, one of the fundamental issues underlying the conflict in Libya. The United States appreciates the GNA’s readiness to address this issue and will remain closely […]

USAID Provides Essential Supplies to Schools in Benghazi

When students at three schools in downtown Benghazi returned to class last week, they found their classrooms now contained essential equipment like desks, whiteboards, IT equipment, and other vital supplies. The equipment was provided by USAID to enable the resumption of normal operations at these schools, two of which were previously rehabilitated by UNDP’s Stabilization […]

The 10th US-Libya Economic Dialogue

Monday marks the conclusion of the 10th U.S.-Libya Economic Dialogue; a process that remains a pillar of our diplomatic engagement with Libya. Our meeting today demonstrates the United States’ commitment to engaging with all Libyan parties to help advance economic reforms aimed at addressing challenges as well as the underlying causes of the conflict. Our […]

US Sanctions Libyan Militia Commander

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against Libyan Mahmud al-Warfalli (al-Warfalli). In a statement, OFAC said: “Mahmud al-Warfalli (al-Warfalli) serves as a commander of a militia known as the al-Saiqa Brigade.  Al-Warfalli is designated for being a foreign person who is responsible for, […]

TechWomen Program now Open for Applications

TechWomen brings emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East together with their professional American counterparts for a mentorship and exchange program. TechWomen provides participants access to networks, resources, and knowledge to empower them to reach their full potential. During the five-week program, participants engage […]

US Pledges $1.5m to Child Protection and Health in Libya

The U.S. government through the U.S. Department of State has allocated US$ 1,500,000 for a UNICEF-supported Child Protection and Health programme in Tripoli, Tawergha, Misrata and Benghazi. The partnership extends for 18 months and aims to improve child protection and health care services for Libyan and non-Libyan in the targeted cities. With the generous funds […]

AmCham names US Ambassador as Honorary Chairman

The American Chamber of Commerce in Libya (Libya AmCham) recently announced that Ambassador Richard B. Norland has agreed to serve as Honorary Chairman of the organization. In the future, it is expected that the U.S. Mission to Libya and Libya AmCham will collaborate on activities designed to support the investment of U.S. businesses in Libya, […]

US Delegation Meets with General Khalifa Haftar

Senior U.S. officials met with General Khalifa Haftar on November 24 to discuss steps to achieve a suspension of hostilities and a political resolution to the Libyan conflict. The delegation included Deputy National Security Advisor for Middle Eastern and North African Affairs Victoria Coates, Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International […]