US President Joe Biden has confirmed that the political gridlock in Libya will come within the consultations he is conducting as part of his historic visit to the Middle East in the coming days.

Biden, in an Op-ed titled "Why I am Going to Saudi Arabia?", he pointed out to the challenges facing the region, including Iran’s nuclear program and support for proxy groups, the Syrian civil war, food security crises exacerbated by Russia’s war against Ukraine, terrorist groups still operating in a number of countries, political gridlock in Iraq, Libya and Lebanon, and human rights standards that remain behind much of the world.

“We must address all these issues. When I meet with leaders from across the region, I will make clear how important it is to make progress in these areas”, Biden added.