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US discusses Possible Demilitarization of Sirte

By Jared Szuba for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US engaging with Libya players for possible demilitarization of Sirte United States officials have discussed with foreign governments the possibility of establishing a demilitarized area in and around the Libyan city […]

US Gives $6m to Help Libya Fight Coronavirus

Ambassador Norland and Minister Al-Jehaimi Discuss Bilateral Cooperation in the Public Health Sector through USAID Support U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland held a conversation with Libya's Minister of Planning Taher Al-Jehaimi on April 28 to discuss Libya's COVID-19 response and the United States' ongoing commitment to help Libya through the pandemic. There is currently […]

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 […]

US Ambassador meets PM al-Sarraj in London

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland and Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj held a useful meeting in London on November 3 to discuss efforts to end the conflict in Tripoli, which has entered its seventh month. Ambassador Norland reiterated U.S. support for Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, amid the escalating involvement of external state actors and […]

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 […]

Richard B. Norland to be US Ambassador to Libya

US President Donald Trump's nominee for the position of Ambassador to Libya has addressed the US Senate confirmation hearing. Richard B. Norland (pictured), a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, has served as the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since 2016. He served twice […]