Faiez Serraj, the PM of the Libyan Government of National Accord, asked the US Africa Command to increase its military assistance during talks in Stuttgart with AFRICOM commander Thomas Waldhauser, and U.S. special envoy for Libya, Jonathan Winer.
|Libya's unity government has asked Washington, which is backing an air campaign against ISIS in Sirte, to step up its military assistance, the U.S. Africa Command said Thursday. An AFRICOM statement said in part:|
"Discussions were held on ...the GNA's desire for U.S. assistance with future enhanced military capabilities and defence capacity building. Waldhauser and Winer reiterated their support for GNA efforts and throughout the visit, the three discussed strategic options for Libya's future once Sirte is liberated. "
"Discussions were held on our partnership in countering terrorism, the GNA’s desire for U.S. assistance with future enhanced military capabilities and defense capacity building, to include a desire for greater and more open military-to-military training and information sharing.”