The Tunisian capital hosted a meeting on Friday between the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Saddek Elkaber, and the US Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, to discuss issues related to public spending and transparency.

"The Central Bank of Libya Governor Saddek ElKaber briefed Ambassador Norland today in Tunis on positive new steps to increase transparency in public spending that will enhance accountability of Libyan financial and economic institutions, the US Embassy tweeted on Friday.

It said the steps are being taken with the aim to give Libyans confidence that national funds are spent for their benefit.