The Embassy’s Political Section supports bilateral relations between the State of Libya and the United States. It also comprises the media and economic affairs units. The Political Section communicates with various U.S. authorities, think tanks, and nonprofit organizations. It prepares reports for the Libyan Government on Libyan-U.S. relations. The office also researches and oversees the impact of U.S. policy on Libya.
The Political Section follows up on Congressional hearings related to Libyan affairs as well as statements made by the U.S. Administration and Congress. The Political Section team attends think tank events in Washington, DC, and drafts reports on expert opinions.
Moreover, the Political Section coordinates visits by various Libyan officials to the United States to further discussions on bilateral collaboration and understanding between the two nations. It also facilitates the signing of various important memorandums of understanding and renewals of agreements. The office communicates with its counterparts in other nation's embassies in Washington, D.C.
The Political Section includes a media affairs unit, which follows up on the Embassy’s communication plan and acts as a liaison between the media and the Embassy. It further provides information to U.S. media outlets and newspapers. The media affairs unit produces updates and press releases on the Embassy's activities.
The Political Section also has an economic affairs unit, which updates the public on economic matters related to Libya as well as business opportunities. The unit participates in economic forums held in the United States that are related to Libyan affairs, and it organizes economic delegation visits between Libya and the United States. The unit serves as a point of contact for the representatives of U.S. companies interested in working in or with Libya. It also promotes the establishment of economic treaties and agreements between Libya and the United States.
The Consular Section provides consular services to all Libyan citizens and students residing in the United States. Services for Libyan citizens include:
Services for non-Libyan citizens include issuing various types of visas and other related services..
Cultural and Academic Section
The Cultural and Academic Section aims to facilitate academic transactions for Libyan students as well as coordinate and liaise cultural programs. The Section certifies academic documents from U.S. institutions and supports Libyan students throughout their academic journey.
The Section’s cultural unit provides information about Libya and its culture. It aims to create a platform for cultural showcasing as well as establish mutual understanding between Libya and the United States through cultural and academic exchange programs and opportunities.