USLBA Hosts Virtual Meeting with Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Natalie Baker

The U.S.-Libya Business Association (USLBA) held a virtual meeting with U.S. State Department Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Africa Natalie Baker on October 2. The discussion focused on the implications of recent developments within the UN-facilitated Libya mediation process, as well as the partial reopening of the oil sector. USLBA member companies participated in the event and shared updates on their respective projects in Libya.

USLBA is encouraged by the progress made towards the reopening of the oil sector in Libya as well as steps towards a sovereign Libyan solution for the distribution of resources based on the best interests of the Libyan people.

USLBA is pleased to work with the U.S. State Department and Acting DAS Natalie Baker to enhance bilateral economic ties between the United States and Libya and to promote a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict.

USLBA Hosts Virtual Discussion with Ambassador Norland

The U.S.-Libya Business Association (USLBA) held a virtual meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland on May 14 to discuss recent economic, political, and security developments in Libya relevant to U.S. private sector investment in the country. Participating USLBA member companies and Ambassador Norland exchanged ideas about how to address specific concerns and priorities of their respective operations in Libya.

USLBA Director Lydia Jabs emphasized that American companies see strong potential for future investment in Libya across several sectors, but cautioned that such investments necessitate an end to the conflict and a return to the political process.

USLBA is grateful to work with Ambassador Norland to realize the long-term commitment of our member companies to the Libyan people in their efforts to rebuild and diversify the Libyan economy, create jobs, and a sustainable future for Libya’s youth.

USLBA Members Meeting with DAS Wooster

On Wedesday, January 29, USLBA members visited the State Department to meet with Deputy Assistant Secretary Henry Wooster. The discussion focused on the outcomes and implications of the Berlin Conference as well as the oil sector crisis. Henry Wooster is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Maghreb and Egypt. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Previously he was the Deputy of Chief of Mission in Paris and U.S. Embassy Amman.

USLBA Hosts Sucessful New Year’s Reception

On Wednesday, January 8, USLBA hosted a sucessful New Year’s reception at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., sponsored by member companies ConocoPhillips, Hess, and Garda World. On this occasion, we honored Ambassador Wafa Bugaighis for her efforts to enhance the bilateral relationship between the United States and Libya. USLBA was glad to bring together notable individuals from the private sector, think tanks, the USG, and the embassy of Libya to reflect on the past year and the future of Libya in 2020.