During a visit to the United States on Friday, President of the Presidential Council of the GNA, Fayez Al-Sarraj, discussed with US President Donald Trump ways to expand bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
During the meeting, Trump stressed the importance of continued political reconciliation efforts led by the UN within the framework of the Libyan political agreement signed in Skhirat, Morocco.
The meeting also dealt with joint cooperation in combating terrorism and the United States commitment to help the Libyan people achieve a more stable future.
Fayez al-Sarraj on Thursday also met with US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and told him that he hopes a UN arms embargo can be eased. During the meeting at the Pentagon, Al-Sarraj told Mattis that Libya has made progress against extremists and ISIS.
“We are also facing another challenge, which is the lack of capabilities and means, and this includes also the embargo on the armament that the National Accord Government is facing,” he said.