The US embassy said its goal is to build Libya’s connections internally and with the rest of the world, adding that under this framework, it is providing an additional $4.5 million for Sabha Airport through the US Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism’s Libya Aviation and Airport Security Program. 

The United States (US) has said it is fully committed to strengthening Libya’s civil aviation sector and working with stakeholders to connect Libya with the world, adding through its embassy in Libya that the Special Envoy Richard Norland, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for North Africa Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Joshua Harris, and Chargé d’Affaires Jeremy Berndt were pleased to meet with  Deputy Minister of Transport for Air Transport Affairs, Khaled Swessi, to reaffirm Washington's support for strengthening Libya’s civil aviation sector and airport security. 

"This new funding will support efforts to Promote Stability in southern Libya, foster more economic opportunities, and enable Sebha Airport to expand operations as an aviation hub.” The embassy added.

Since 2018, the U.S. has allocated over $20 million to Libyan aviation security.  Nearly 3,000 Libyan airport officials have attended U.S.-sponsored trainings, including nearly 300 women." The US embassy added.