Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangoush told the US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, and Chargè d'affaires Leslie Ordman, about the latest developments in the political situation in Libya and they all reviewed ways to support the initiative of the UN envoy Abdoulaye Bathily.

The Foreign Ministry said the meeting saw a discussion about the role of the Ministry in coordination and cooperation with the US for a successful political process under the auspices of the UN, while Al-Mangoush reiterated the importance of the Government of National Unity's work toward holding elections and ending transitional periods by unifying local and international efforts to that end.

The US embassy said on Twitter that Norland had emphasized in his meeting with Al-Mangoush that the US stands side by side with the Libyan people in recognition of their right to elect their leaders.

"We will continue to provide technical and political support to pave the way for elections this year and we appreciate the continued cooperation provided by the Ministry in support of US-Libyan relations." Norland said.

Earlier on Thursday, Al-Mangoush discussed with the French President's Special Envoy to Libya, Paul Soler, and the French Ambassador, Mostafa Mihraje, the developments in the political situation and ways to support the initiative of the UN envoy to Libya.