The Address | Benghazi – Libya
LIBYA – The American Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland said members of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission have displayed courage and honor in standing up for the demands of the Libyan people that foreign forces leave and the October ceasefire agreement be fully implemented.
“Now is the time for politicians to show similar conviction by addressing the issues that have prevented the opening of the coastal road and allowing this important route to be re-opened for the benefit of Libyans and the stability of Libya,” The US Embassy in Libya quoted Norland.
“I similarly urge Libyans to support the LPDF to complete its work and am encouraged by the commencement of a one-week period for the submission of candidacies for the positions of a three-member Presidency Council and of Prime Minister, closing on 28 January,” he added.
Libya has an opportunity to make real progress, culminating in elections in December of this year, the Ambassador noted out.