Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Ambassador Discusses Libya's Challenges

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Ambassador Discusses Libya's Challenges

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Libyan Ambassador to the U.S. Ali Suleiman Aujali addressed the National Council on U.S. Arab Relations conference on Oct. 28, less than one week after the death of former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Qaddafi. Aujali resigned in February 2011 saying, "I resign from serving the current dictatorship regime. But I will never resign from serving our people until their voices reach the whole world, until their goals are achieved." Aujali spent the majority of his time discussing the challenges facing Libya as it emerges from the Qaddafi era, and expressed deep gratitude toward the U.S., NATO and the Arab League for their assistance in helping the Libyan rebels oust Qaddafi from power.

Addressing his country's current situation, Aujali identified education, infrastructure and security as Libya's most pressing challenges. The ambassador was especially concerned about the territorial integrity of Libya's borders, noting that Qaddafi allowed many mercenaries to cross into the country during the civil war. …

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