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America’s Window in Libya: Summary: Recent diplomatic progress offers Libya an uncertain but real chance at better days ahead. Modest U.S. support could improve the chances that this opening succeeds

After years of fighting and upheaval, Libya may again finally have a tenuous opening to a more stable future. The Second Berlin Conference on Libya, held on June 23, 2021, is an important milestone on Libya’s path out of years of civil war and political gridlock.

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US hopeful but ‘realistic’ on departure of foreign forces from Libya

After a conference on Libya’s political future ended without a concrete plan for the withdrawal of foreign forces, a top US diplomat expressed optimism but said Washington is “realistic” about what can be achieved ahead of elections later this year.

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Libyan PM stresses to US Secretary of State urgent need to remove mercenaries

The Libyan Prime Minister, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, stressed Thursday to the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, the urgency to remove all foreign forces and mercenaries and armed groups from Libya to achieve security.

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Libya conference sees hope on elections, foreign forces

Libya’s transitional government underlined its commitment to holding elections on December 24 at a conference Wednesday with powers that have interests in the North African country, while the German hosts vowed to keep up pressure until all foreign forces have been withdrawn from Libya.

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Guterres: UN to soon deploy first monitors group in Libya

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday in remarks to Berlin II Conference that full implementation of a historic ceasefire agreement and the withdrawal of foreign forces are critical for consolidating peace in Libya, underlining the support for the Libyan-led ceasefire monitoring mechanism, with the first group of UN monitors …

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