US Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations Affairs Michelle Sison has urged Libyan political actors "to find a way forward to ensure a democratic future for all Libyans."

"The Libyan people have long demanded free and fair elections and deserve to have them and choose their own leaders in 2023," the US official stated on Sunday.

Recognizing this right, she said the US welcomed the UN Security Council Presidential Statement supporting the United Nations Support Mission in Libya and the initiative of its head to launch a high-level Libyan team on elections under UN auspices.

Sison praised the UN Security Council's statement and its support for the UN envoy's initiative hoping it would achieve the fair elections that the Libyans deserve.