The Address | Benghazi – Libya
BRUSSELS – The State Department of the United States said in a statement that Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, met with chairman of Presidential Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, on Tuesday in Brussels.
Very good meeting with Libyan PM al-Sarraj. Reaffirmed our support for SRSG @GhassanSalame as he works with Libyans toward National Conference & electoral process. Our shared goal is a stable, unified #Libya standing on its own with security & economic prosperity for all Libyans.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 5, 2018
According to the statement, Pompeo thanked Al-Sarraj for GNA’s “strong partnership with the United States.”
Pompeo “reiterated the United States’ committed support for UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salamé and his plan, as briefed to the UN Security Council, for a Libyan-led National Conference to be held in the first weeks of 2019 and the subsequent electoral process to begin in the spring of 2019.”
Al-Sarraj and Pompeo agreed on the importance of swift implementation of “comprehensive economic reforms, enhancing fiscal transparency, ensuring greater security for all Libyans, and stabilizing oil production.” They also “reaffirmed their shared commitment to the U.S.-Libya counterterrorism partnership.”
.@SecPompeo met w/#Libya’s Prime Minister al-Sarraj in Brussels today & thanked the PM for the Government of National Accord’s strong partnership with the U.S. The Secretary reiterated U.S. committed support for @UN Special Rep. of the Secretary-General @GhassanSalame & his plan. pic.twitter.com/06OozXOm4V
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) December 5, 2018