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US, Turkey ponder demilitarized solution to Libya’s conflict

The US embassy in Libya said on Wednesday that ambassador Richard Norland consulted with senior Turkish officials on his visit to Ankara about the urgent need to support Libyan voices genuinely seeking an end to the conflict and return to UN-facilitated political dialogue, with full respect for Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The US embassy added that the visit to Ankara, which followed phone calls between President Trump and President Erdogan, discussed steps to achieve a demilitarized solution for central Libya.

The embassy also indicated that the visit discussed steps to realize a full and reciprocal withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries, enable the National Oil Corporation to resume its critical work, and promote economic transparency and reforms.

Norland visited Cairo and met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Aqila Saleh. They discussed demilitarized solution to the Libyan conflict and enabling the National Oil Corporation to resume oil production and exports for the benefit of all Libyans.

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