The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ROME – Head of the policy planning office of the United States Department of State, Kiron Skinner, told reporters in the U.S. embassy on Thursday that her country is firmly committed to having a reunified government in Libya.
Skinner, who arrived in Rome for the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference (Rome MED 2018), stated, “we have not forgotten Libya, even though in the broader Middle East we face very important problems for America.”
“As far as national security is concerned, we understand the importance of Libya for you because it’s important to us too,”she said before adding, “we are firmly committed to having a reunified government in Libya, it is not a small matter for us”.
The Mediterranean Dialogues is an annual high-level initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies) in Rome. The event aims at drafting a “positive agenda” for the Mediterranean by stimulating debate and promoting new ideas. The 4th edition of the conference will be held in Rome from November 22 to November 24.