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Pompeo meets with Al-Sarraj in Brussels

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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.

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.”

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