Kerry commits U.S. to Libyan peace

AFP-JIJI

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday vowed to work with the international community to restore order in Libya following a recent escalation in violence.

Kerry was speaking in London following talks with British counterpart William Hague and Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.

“We talked to the prime minister today about the things we can do together — the United Kingdom and the United States and its other friends — in order to help Libya to achieve the stability that it needs,” he told a news conference. “Libya has gone through great turmoil, particularly after the course of the last weeks,” Kerry added. “And the prime minister informed us of a transformation that he believes is beginning to take place and could take place because the people of Libya have spoken out and pushed back against the militias. So this is a moment of opportunity where there’s a great deal of economic challenge, there’s a great deal of security challenge.”