US renews call for withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya

The United States (US) has renewed its call for the withdrawal of all foreign forces and fighters from Libya and for holding presidential and parliamentary elections as scheduled on December 24.

The US, according to a statement by its embassy in Libya, also hailed the outcome of the ministerial meeting of Libya’s neighboring countries that was held in Algeria as an important step in support of regional stability.

The statement came after news last Sunday reported by The Africa Report magazine that said there was a proposal by the US for “staggered elections” (elections in two stages) in Libya that will end in September 2022 to save the roadmap of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum.

Africa Report said the US proposal was presented to P3+2 countries (France, Germany, Italy and United Kingdom), and it would make Libyan parties commit to December 24 elections along with parliamentary elections and then a second round of elections on September 15, 2022.

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