US envoy to Libya calls on Libyan parties to work on bringing view points closer

MENA , Sunday 28 Aug 2022

US Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland called on all parties in Libya to work on bringing views points between the Libyan House of Representatives and the High Council of State closer to reach a consensus on a constitutional base on holding elections and setting a fixed date for it.

Richard Norland
File Photo: U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland gives a press conference, in Tripoli, Libya, taken on Thursday, March 17, 2022. AP


According to Alhurra TV Sunday, the US envoy voiced Washington's condemnation of violence that erupted in Tripoli, calling for holding negotiations under the United Nations (UN) supervision and launching humanitarian bridges to evacuate the
victims and the besieged.

Armed groups had exchanged fire that damaged several hospitals and set buildings on fire starting Friday evening, the worst fighting in the Libyan capital since a landmark 2020 ceasefire.

The fighting came after months of mounting tensions between backers of Abdulhamid Dbeibah and Fathi Bashagha, whose rival administrations are vying for control of the North African country which has seen more than a decade of violence since a 2011 uprising.

The health ministry said Sunday morning that 32 people had been killed and 159 wounded during the clashes.

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