U.S. State Department Regional Spokesman: We support Libyan elections and the issues facing the country

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a press statement, U.S. State Department regional spokesman Samuel Warberg said the U.S. supports holding elections in Libya and the withdrawal of all foreign troops and mercenaries from the country to help achieve full sovereignty and stability.

Warberg said Libya is of great importance to the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden, who ordered a U.S. delegation to visit Tripoli and met with Prime Minister Abdel Hamid al-Dabiba.

The delegation visit to Libya is the highest-level U.S. visit to the country since 2014 and shows Washington’s support for the political process, Warberg said.

With regard to the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Warberg explained that reopening it would require a study of the facts on the ground and no decision had been made at this time.