The US ambassador and envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, said that he discussed in a phone call with the Prime Minister-designate from the House of Representatives Fathi Bashagha "the urgent need for all parties to work with the new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Abdoulaye Bathily, to develop a clear roadmap for early elections, as the only solution to instability in Libya".

The US embassy said in a tweet that Norland discussed with Bashagha "the importance of stopping the escalation of the military confrontation in Tripoli."

Earlier, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, appointed, Abdoulaye Bathily of Senegal as his special representative to Libya and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya.