A delegation of the Ministry of Local Government, including the Mayors of Sirte, Ben Ghashir, Sabha and Zintan, arrived in the United States for a ten-day working visit at the invitation of the US State Department's International Republican Institute (IRI).

A source at the Ministry said the four mayors are to participate in an advanced training program for international visitors in the field of leadership.

The source clarified that the Office of International Cooperation in the Ministry of Local Government received an invitation from the US Department of State through the Libyan Foreign Ministry for the participation of a number of Libyan municipalities in the training program organized by the International Republican Institute.