Ambassador Continues Engagement with Congress Members Bass and Schneider
- News From Libya -
Feb 08, 2021
On 8 February 2021, Ambassador Bughaighis met virtually with Congressman Gregory Meeks (NY-5) who was recently elected to serve as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
In their meeting, Ambassador Bughaighis extended her congratulations to Chairman Meeks on his recent appointment to head the Committee. In addition to this, the ambassador updated the chairman on the positive political developments taking place in Libya, with the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum agreeing on a new government that will lead the country to elections on December 24th. Furthermore, Ambassador Bughaighis reiterated the importance of U.S. support of stability efforts in Libya, including the gravity that the United States has in deterring foreign spoilers.
In turn, Chairman Meeks commended the Libyan people for the nominating of a new interim government, stating the importance of Libya’s continuous commitment to work with the United Nations toward a lasting political solution for the country. The chairman expressed his concern for the ongoing foreign military interference taking place in Libya, and how this negative presence has impacted the security and humanitarian conditions of which Libya continues to suffer. Additionally, Chairman Meeks stated his optimism, with congressional and Biden Administration support vocalized for stability in Libya.