The US special envoy and ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, has discussed with the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, the general budget bill, as well as the path to the elections.

"I met Prime Minister Dbeibah today to discuss our bilateral relationship, and American support to complete the work of the unity government, the budget, and the path to the December elections on which the Libyan people depend”, Norland said.

He added: "We encourage all Libyan leaders to work together and make the necessary compromises on behalf of the Libyan people in order to meet Libyans’ expectations of free and fair elections on December 24”.

On Monday morning, the two sides attended the signing ceremony of a contract between Hatif Libya, a state-run telephone communications operator, and the US Infinera Corporation, to modernize the fiber-optic communications network in Libya.

This came within the framework of the visit of the American Chamber of Commerce to Tripoli to meet with representatives of Libyan companies, during which Norland said that the meeting is an opportunity to understand how American companies can cooperate with their Libyan counterparts and create additional job opportunities for Libyans.

“The American companies represented today employ thousands of Libyans in many sectors, including energy, construction, and financial services”, he added.