Democratic and Republican Senators, including Lindsey Graham, Chris Coons, Todd Young, and Chris Murphy, stated that they welcomed the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) meetings, where the constitutional basis and legal framework of the elections were discussed.
In the joint statement, the Senators stated that they support the decisions taken by the LPDF members in the Libyan political reconciliation process and that the momentum should be maintained. Emphasizing that the LPDF meetings had a very important effect on the establishment of democratic order in Libya, the Senators stated that the result should be primarily in the interests of the Libyan people.
In the press release, the senators also noted that the holding of elections and a more stable structure in Libya, which has entered the democratic process, will positively affect US-Libya relations.
On the same day, US Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, made similar statements regarding the Geneva talks. Norland emphasized that he wanted LPDF members to reach a consensus regarding the elections scheduled for December 24. Special Envoy Norland also stated that the elections were an important turning point for the country’s peace and stability. Norland, who made a statement with a declaration published on the Twitter account of the US Embassy, mentioned that they followed the process closely.
The talks, led by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), are expected to end today.