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Biden refers a long-term strategy to deal with Libya to Congress

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Washington, March 25, 2023 (LANA) - Yesterday, Friday, US President Joe Biden referred to the US Congress a new strategy to prevent conflict and promote stability in six African countries, including Libya.

According to a statement issued by the US White House, the US strategy focuses on laying the foundations for an elected national government in Libya capable of governing, providing services and maintaining security throughout the country.

The statement indicated that the strategy includes a 10-year long-term initiative, which was developed after extensive consultations with "local stakeholders in those countries," as the statement put it.

The new US strategy also includes five African countries: Mozambique, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Togo, in addition to Haiti (from the Caribbean countries) and Papua New Guinea (from the Oceania countries).

The White House emphasized that Washington follows a flexible and adaptable approach that focuses on programs at the community level, and can be expanded as opportunities arise to support national elections.

Biden's strategy in the Libyan file also includes access to security, justice, accountability and reconciliation in Libya, and previous efforts for disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, in reference to armed groups.

"This strategy is a meaningful and long-term commitment by the United States to make strategic investments in prevention to mitigate the causes of conflict and violence," Biden said.

  .. (LANA)..