United States ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz said that “continued engagement with Libya is in our long-term national interest,” during an afternoon speech at the Woodrow Wilson School Dec. 4.
A unique aspect of the event was that it was streamed live to Tripoli, where students from six Libyan universities gathered at the U.S. embassy to watch the speech and participate in a question and answer session with the ambassador and with Princeton and Woodrow Wilson School students present in the audience. Showing their support for Princeton, the Libyan students wore orange and black lanyards around their necks.
“I thought it would be useful to take stock of our relationship and make the case, once again, about why continued engagement with Libya is in our long-term national interest,” Cretz said.
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