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U.S. Names New Ambassador To Libya

The United States has named Laurence Pope to be the new charge' d'affairs to Libya, replacing Christopher Stevens who was killed last month in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland made the announcement, saying Pope's appointment "emphasizes the commitment of the United States to the relationship between our two countries and to the people of Libya as they move forward in their transition to a democratic government."

Pope has already arrived in Tripoli.

Among other posts, Pope previously served as associate director for counterterrorism and ambassador to Chad.

With reporting by AFP