Statement by AFRICOM Commander Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser on meeting with Prime Minister al-Sarraj in Tripoli, Libya

Statement by Marine Corps Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser, Commander, U.S. Africa Command



By U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs United States Africa Command Stuttgart, Germany May 23, 2017

Today's meeting was another positive step in the continued process of restoring security here in Tripoli and across Libya so their government can continue the stabilization process.

This meeting offered us an opportunity to update Prime Minister al-Sarraj on issues and concerns previously identified, including potential future defense institution building efforts and security force assistance.

The U.S. Africa Command continues to collaborate with GNA security officials on ways we can support those forces charged with securing Tripoli.

We support partner operations, including the European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya and Operation Sophia, which train for border security.

We commend Prime Minister al-Sarraj for taking important steps in the process of restoring unified governance to the country. We urge all parties in Libya to work with the GNA and focus on eliminating the threat posed by ISIS in Libya.

More in Media Room
Joint Statement from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of National Defense of the Republic of Niger
This significant transition began with the departure of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Air Base 101 in Niamey on June 7, 2024.
Read more
U.S. Forces conduct strike targeting ISIS
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike in Somalia targeting ISIS militants, May 31, 2024.
Read more
AFRICOM Leader Focuses on African Maritime Security in the West Indian Ocean
Ambassador Robert Scott, deputy commander for civil-military engagement at U.S. Africa Command, visited Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles May 11-18 to meet with partner nation government officials and discuss the countries’ regional efforts to address maritime security challenges.
Read more
More in Media Room
Joint Statement from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of National Defense of the Republic of Niger
This significant transition began with the departure of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Air Base 101 in Niamey on June 7, 2024.
Read more
U.S. Forces conduct strike targeting ISIS
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike in Somalia targeting ISIS militants, May 31, 2024.
Read more
AFRICOM Leader Focuses on African Maritime Security in the West Indian Ocean
Ambassador Robert Scott, deputy commander for civil-military engagement at U.S. Africa Command, visited Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles May 11-18 to meet with partner nation government officials and discuss the countries’ regional efforts to address maritime security challenges.
Read more
More in Media Room
Joint Statement from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of National Defense of the Republic of Niger
This significant transition began with the departure of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from Air Base 101 in Niamey on June 7, 2024.
Read more
U.S. Forces conduct strike targeting ISIS
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike in Somalia targeting ISIS militants, May 31, 2024.
Read more
AFRICOM Leader Focuses on African Maritime Security in the West Indian Ocean
Ambassador Robert Scott, deputy commander for civil-military engagement at U.S. Africa Command, visited Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles May 11-18 to meet with partner nation government officials and discuss the countries’ regional efforts to address maritime security challenges.
Read more