US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said that it is important for the Libyan people to have an opportunity to express their views and act on their aspirations through the ballot box.

Price added that the timing of the elections is up to the Libyan people, explaining that it is important to provide an opportunity soon for the Libyan people to express their voice in peace, as he put it.

In a press conference, the US State Department spokesperson revealed that they are working closely with the Libyan authorities, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, and their international allies and partners, to support this in all possible ways, as he described it.

Regarding Wagner's role in the region, Price said that the entrenchment of its influence has made the countries of the region weaker, poorer, more insecure and less independent, adding that the United States of America seeks to curb its influence.