The US Ambassador to Libya/Special Envoy, Richard Norland, has said that his country and the Republic of Congo share strong support for the UN and African Union efforts to bring Libyan leaders together on early elections to unify the country.

Ambassador Norland's remarks came during his meeting with President Denis Sassou Nguesso and Foreign Minister Gakoso in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville.

 "I conveyed to President Nguesso and Foreign Minister Gakosso our appreciation for their leadership in support of a national reconciliation forum," the US Embassy in Libya quoted Norland as saying.

According to Norland, the two sides agreed on the urgent need to stabilize Libya, restore its sovereignty, and secure its borders in light of the growing threats to regional security.

At the end of his visit to the African country, the US official told a press conference that Washington supports the AU, led by President Nguesso, in cooperation with the Libyan Presidential Council, to help implement a roadmap for reconciliation that will bring together stakeholders in Libya.

He commended the role of Congo towards resolving the Libyan crisis, national reconciliation, and organizing presidential and legislative elections.

The ambassador also stressed the need to resolve the ongoing dispute over the presidential candidates calling on Libyan leaders to assume responsibility in this regard.