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US, Libya agree Further Cooperation

At a ceremony in Tunis on October 10, the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Libya, through the Ministry of Planning, signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) for enhancing their partnership. The MOI is based on the shared values of strengthening the foundations of a unified […]

US returns 6th Century Marble Statue to Libya

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) International Operations Division Chief Leo Lin returned a sixth century marble statue known as the “Head of a Veiled Woman,” during a repatriation ceremony at the Libyan Embassy, Thursday. “As a federal law enforcement agency with a global reach, HSI is a leader in investigating […]

An Update on US Involvement in Libya

Ambassador Richard Norland’s First 60 Days – An Update on U.S. Involvement in International Efforts Aimed at Peace in Libya In recent months, the United States has redoubled efforts to end the fighting and support UN initiatives led by UN SRSG Ghassan Salamé to achieve a negotiated political solution to the crisis in Libya. In […]

Applications Open for 2020 MEPI Student Leaders Program

The US Embassy to Libya is accepting applications for the 2020 MEPI Student Leaders Program! What is the MEPI Student Leaders Program? The MEPI Student Leaders Program is a rigorous leadership program that offers 60 outstanding undergraduates and graduate students the opportunity to visit and learn in the United States. The program is approximately 5 […]

Kennedy-Lugar YES Program 2020-2021

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program is a scholarship program funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by AMIDEAST in countries throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa, including Libya. The YES Program provides scholarships to Libyan high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 to spend up to […]

US Kills Terrorists in Libyan Airstrike

In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike targeting ISIS-Libya terrorists in the vicinity of Murzuq, Libya, September 19, 2019. “U.S. Africa Command conducted this airstrike to eliminate terrorist leaders and fighters and to disrupt terrorist activity,” said Gen. Stephen Townsend (pictured), U.S. Africa Command commander. “We will […]

Joint Statement on National Oil Corporation (NOC)

Joint statement by the Ambassadors and Chargés d’Affaires of France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America: “We fully support Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) as the country’s sole independent, legitimate and nonpartisan oil company. “Now is the time to consolidate national economic institutions rather than […]

US Reaffirms Support for NOC

By John Lee. US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, David Schenke, and US Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland have met with Mustafa Sanalla, Chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Tunis to affirm U.S. support for the NOC. In at statement on social media on Tuesday, the US Embassy said […]