We discussed ongoing international support for Libya’s efforts to reform the security sector, improve border security, control the proliferation of conventional weapons, and enhance the rule of law. And we talked at length about the hugely important task of training Libya’s General Purpose Force and the steps that need to be taken to accelerate progress.
We also had the opportunity to review steps we can take to support Libya’s political transition and Libyan efforts to navigate past their ideological, regional, and tribal differences. And we discussed how to advance Libya’s economic revival and deepen the ties of friendship between Libyans and Americans after many years of mutual isolation.
None of this will be easy. Much uncertainty remains. No one can make Libyans’ choices for them. But the courage and determination that defeated a dictator can defeat the odds against a successful transition too, and it is very much in the interests of the United States and all Libya’s international partners to help make that a reality.
QUESTION: Recently there are rumors in the media about possible international community or U.S. military intervention in Libya or in some parts in Libya. What are your perspectives/thoughts if the Libyan government asked you to intervene against targets in Libya?