The US strongly supports the mediation efforts of the UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, to encourage all parties to agree on a constitutional framework and a specific timetable for the elections, the spokesman for the US Department of state, Samuel Warburg, confirms.

Warburg told reporters that it is important that all Libyan political leaders work together to set a viable date for the elections.

"Our goal is to see Libyan leaders agree to hold elections as soon as possible and to meet the demands of the Libyan people for a unified elected government that can build a more secure and prosperous future for Libya.”

He said his country has always stood by the Libyan people in their attempts to establish democratic institutions.