Published: August 15, 2019
The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj has discussed the latest developments in Libya on the phone with the new US ambassador to the country Richard Norland, reviewing the ramifications of the offensive against Tripoli by Khalifa Haftar's forces.
Al-Sarraj's media office said Thursday that Norland reiterated the fact that there's no military solution for the Libyan crisis and that only politically-negotiated solution can resolve this conflict.
It added that Norland had hailed the role of the Presidential Council's government and its partnership with the US in fighting terrorism, reaffirming that Libyans deserve to live in peace and enjoy their country's wealth.
Al-Sarraj praised the stance of the US and reiterated that his government is legitimately defending Tripoli and its residents.
"We call on the US to work on ending the negative foreign interventions in Libya." Al-Sarraj told Norland, the media office said.
The two officials also discussed mutual cooperation in fighting terrorism, energy projects, rebuilding projects and other areas, stressing the need to have more meetings set up for joint committees of the two countries. source