The United States has praised the commitment of the Chief of the General Staff of the Libyan Army, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Al-Haddad, and the Chief of Staff of Haftar's militia, Abdel Razek Al-Nadouri, to ‘reunify the Libyan military institution.’

This came in statement of the commander of the US military forces in Africa "AFRICOM", Lt. Gen. Michael Langley, during his meeting, Thursday, with Al-Haddad and Al-Nadouri in the Italian capital, Rome, on the sidelines of their participation in the African Chiefs of Defense Conference hosted by Langley.

Langley announced "the establishment of a joint unit as a first step to unify the Libyan army," according to a series of tweets by the US embassy in Libya.

"It is our pleasure to meet the joint Libyan military delegation, Lt. Gen. Haddad and Lt. Gen. Al-Nadouri, at the African Chiefs of Defense Conference in Rome," he said.

"We continue to stand with the Libyan people in their calls for peace, national unity and full sovereignty to achieve a secure future characterized by economic prosperity and regional stability," AFRICOM commander added.

It is to be noted that Al-Haddad and Al-Nadouri have met many times since 2021 in Tripoli, Tunis and Cairo, and they participated in the meetings of the Joint Military Committee (5 + 5).