William J. Burns, in Tripoli today participated in a ceremony in honor of U.S. Ambassador in Libya Chris Stevens, died on June 11 along with three other officers in the assault on the U.S. consulate in the city of Benghazi.
Burns, who met with the outgoing and incoming prime ministers, Abderrahim Al Kib and Mustafa Abu Shagur, respectively, is due to meet again today with Libyan President, Mohamed al Magrif.
The room where the ceremony was held, located in the basement of the Libyan Parliament, was dominated by a large photograph of the ambassador that read "Thanks Christopher".
Also, under this large, had several pictures which showed the ambassador in different parts of the country and with different personalities.
Burns is the highest political level American who travels the country from armed assault Benghazi consulate during a protest against the movie "innocent Muslims", in which is ridiculed.
During a meeting with Libyan Foreign Minister, Ashur Bin Khayal, Burns said that the events of the consulate will not affect relations between the U.S. and Libya, but on the contrary, have been a strong push to increase cooperation and assistance to Libya as part of the process towards building a civil and democratic society, as the state agency said Libyan WAL.
"The United States stands ready to cooperate with Libya and help to build their economic institutions, defense and security to achieve stability you want the Libyan people," the "number two" of U.S. diplomacy during his meeting with Jayal.