The US Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, renewed his country support for the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Abdoulaye Bathily, efforts for holding elections in Libya.

“We reaffirm full US support for Bathily as he continues to actively engage with Libyan leaders and international stakeholders to establish a roadmap for timely elections in Libya”, Norland said.

He also added that the UN mediation paired with a strong and genuine political will by Libyan leaders are the keys to establish a basis for elections, calling on Libyan leaders to respect the will of the Libyan people to elect their leaders.