Tripoli, Libya - The Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, is due in New York, US, at the start of a three-day working visit to the US during which he will discuss crucial issues with the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon and with the President and members of the UN Security Council.
The Libyan government said in a communique here that the visit was a follow up to the decisions of the UN Council on the current security situation in Libya.
It said that the current efforts by the Libyan authorities to restore the rule of law across the country, achieve national reconciliation and repatriate 'stolen' funds hidden abroad will dominate the talks.
The Libyan assets frozen in European and American banks are estimated to amount to some US$ 200 billion in addition to the huge amount misappropriated by officials of the toppled regime of Mouammar Kadhafi. The current government is yet to get hold of the money.
Zeidan will also meet with US authorities with whom he will discuss bilateral cooperation and reinforce exchanges between the Libya and the US.