The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The US Embassy in Libya announced today its support for the UN-sponsored ceasefire talks in Libya to strengthen the ceasefire reached between the rival militias in Tripoli.
The US embassy said on its Twitter account that it “supports the Presidency Council and SRSG Ghassan Salamé today’s during continued security talks.”
#USAEmbassyLibya supports the Libyan Presidency Council and #UNSMIL SRSG Salamé during today’s continued security talks. We reiterate our call for all parties to respect the GNA and refrain from violence in #Tripoli as outlined in the ceasefire. #ليبيا https://t.co/Nvd6RxubBs
— U.S. Embassy – Libya (@USAEmbassyLibya) September 9, 2018
The Embassy, which has been operating temporarily from outside Libya since 2014 “for security reasons,” called on all parties to respect the proposed government of Fayez al-Sarraj and refrain from violence in #Tripoli as outlined in the ceasefire.
It is noteworthy that the rival militias in the capital Tripoli are currently holding talks brokered by UNSMIL to negotiate a permanent cease-fire between them. In the meantime, several Libyan activists criticize the international community’s direct engagement with militias and armed groups, and described it as giving legitimacy to these militias which can encourage them to continue their actions that undermine security and social peace in Libya.