A senior American delegation met with GNA and LNA representatives in Rome last week. According to the report, Deputy National Security Advisor for the Middle East Victoria Coates, Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Maghreb and Egyptian Affairs Henry Wooster, reportedly met with GNA Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and separately with LNA head Khalifa Haftar.
The American delegation stressed the importance of reaching a “durable political solution” and deescalating the military activity. "The United States welcomes all genuine efforts to end this violence and achieve a peaceful, secure, and prosperous Libya." Furthermore, an embassy statement “encouraged both parties to heed calls for de-escalation and to seize this moment to return to intra-Libyan political talks, which can establish a common basis for progress on the issues that divide them.”
The embassy further stated that, "The United States stands ready to support UN-facilitated political dialogue and to reinforce concrete efforts to dismantle militias, achieve a just distribution of resources, and prevent extremist elements that seek to exploit Libya's transition from gaining political power."
The US voiced its concern about “toxic foreign interference” and “reaffirmed the United States’ full support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya.”