Menfi, US ambassador discuss unifying Libya’s military institution

The ambassador and special envoy of the United States to Libya, Richard Norland, discussed Saturday in a meeting with the Head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, in Tunis the unification of military, security, and other institutions in Libya.

The US embassy said in a brief statement on Facebook that Norland and Menfi had also gone over issues of national reconciliation, removal of foreign fighters, and elections in December.

“We also discussed improving security conditions in the south to better deal with issues such as human trafficking and the presence of mercenaries.” Norland said, according to the US embassy’s statement.

Menfi is on a formal visit to Tunisia. He arrived on Saturday and met with the Tunisian President, Kais Saied, as well as other officials.

According to Menfi and Saied in a joint presser on Saturday, the two countries discussed a range of issues and cooperation opportunities, including the facilitation of travel procedures for both nationals, resumption of maritime line activities, including goods shipping as well as other joint cooperation work, as the Tunisian President reiterated Tunis readiness to assist Libya in rebuilding projects.


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