Libya gets support for planned election

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson say they are committed to restoring a functioning government in Libya.

Speaking in London, Mr Tillerson said he did not want Libya to become a place where the Islamic State group could re-emerge as a force.

Mr Johnson said UN-led proposals for elections to be held in Libya within a year represented the right timescale.

He said a lot of political groundwork needed to be done to make the country ready, but that there was support among many Libyans for an election to happen.

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