Ambassador Norland named US special envoy for Libya

He will lead diplomatic efforts for a solution to the conflict

11 May, 13:10

    TUNIS - US Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland has been appointed US special envoy for Libya, said the US State Department in a statement.
    "In his role as US special envoy, Ambassador Norland will lead US diplomatic efforts to promote international support for a Libyan-led, inclusive, and negotiated political solution to the conflict, facilitated through the UN," it said.
    "Norland has served as chief of mission at the Libya External Office in Tunis since August 2019," it said.
    It said the new appointment "signifies the importance the United States attaches to focused, high-level diplomatic outreach in support of the Libyan political process culminating in elections on December 24, 2021".
    Norland "will work closely with key partners to strengthen efforts to keep the political process on track and ensure the removal of foreign forces from Libya", the statement said.

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