Libyan PM, US AFRICOM’s commander discuss aid delivery to Derna

The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, has met with the Commander of the United States (US) Africa Command (AFRICOM), General Michael Langley, in Tripoli in the presence of the Libyan Chief of General Staff, Mohammed Al-Haddad, and the US Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland.

According to a statement by the media platform of the Government of National Unity, Hokoometna, the meeting saw discussions about the situation of Derna city after the devastation caused by Storm Daniel and ensuing floods in there.

The two sides also reviewed the need to organize the mechanisms of US aid delivery to the disaster areas in eastern Libya via the Government of National Unity as well as its executive bodies and relief teams on the ground.

In his capacity as a Defense Minister, Dbeibah reiterated the necessity of coordination between his government and the US government as well as its Libya-based organizations to help people overcome the calamity and regain development and stability.

Dbeibah and Langley also went over coordination in border security and fighting terrorism, as well as the latest political developments in the neighboring African countries and their impact on Libya.

Langley and Norland arrived in Tripoli Wednesday for a series of engagements with Libyan military and political leaders, said the US embassy on X platform, adding that Norland and Langley had reiterated support with the Libyan people at this difficult time and backed up Libyans’ calls for national unity in the wake of Storm Daniel and ensuing floods’ tragedy.


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