Mohamed Menfi

The Head of the Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi, discussed, on Monday, with the US Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, securing the southern borders and public spending priorities, conducive to elections this year.

This came during a virtual meeting, in the presence of the US Chargé d'Affairs in Libya, Leslie Ordeman, according to a statement by the PC.

The two parties discussed the necessity of strengthening national reconciliation project, in addition to establishing a joint military force to secure southern borders, and setting up national mechanisms to organize public spending priorities, and ensure that all Libyan people benefit from oil revenues, the statement added.

For his part, the US envoy said: "During my conversation with Menfi, I renewed the United States' support for the political process facilitated by the United Nations that leads to the organization of early elections in Libya”

 “We agreed on the importance of forming a joint force to conduct patrols on southern borders and to ensure that Libya is not used as a platform for intervention in Sudan. We also discussed the critical role of national reconciliation, regional stability, and improvement of the revenue management process to ensure that all Libyans benefit from Libya's wealth," the US embassy quoted him as saying.