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The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah discussed with the special envoy of the United States (US) to Libya, Richard Norland, the mechanisms for the reconstruction of the city of Derna and the areas affected by the floods that swept through eastern Libya last month, in addition to the rebuilding projects in Murzuq district. 

Dbeibah met in Tripoli on Wednesday Norland and the Deputy Head of the US Diplomatic Mission to Libya, Jeremy Berndt, in the presence of the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Prime Minister Adel Jumua, the government spokesman Mohammed Hammouda and the Prime Minister’s advisor.

Dbeibah government's media platform Hakomitna said on Facebook that the meeting saw a discussion on ensuring the transparency and effectiveness of rebuilding projects according to an approved plan, cooperation in the Murzuq reconstruction file, and starting to provide electricity and various basic services to ensure the return of its residents.

Hakomitna said Dbeibah had thanked the US for its support and assistance to the Libyan people in the Derna disaster, which was ravaged by devastating floods that caused huge losses in lives and properties.

A US delegation arrived in Tripoli on Tuesday and it included, in addition to Norland and Berndt, Anne Witkowsky, the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at the US State Department. 

The American delegation met earlier on Wednesday with the Minister of Local Governing Badr Al-Deen Al-Toumi and discussed the path of the US 10-year plan for the strategy to prevent conflict and promote stability in Libya, as well as the US efforts to reconstruct the cities of Derna and Murzuq.