Libyan Ambassador to the U.S. Ali Suleiman Aujali condemned the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and the killing of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
"This is a great loss for us," Aujali said in a press conference on Wednesday. "We strongly condemn this kind of attack."
Aujali described Stevens as a close personal friend, who he knew for more than six years and often played tennis with.
"He was very welcomed by the people of Libya," Aujali said of Stevens. "He was the right man for the right position for the right time."
Aujali urged America to continue its support for Libya, as it did during the country's revolution against longtime ruler Muammar Qaddafi last year.
"We need this help not only during the war, but we need it also during the peace," Aujali said.
Aujali vowed to provide better protection for American diplomats in Libya and said the transitional government in Libya will do everything possible to find who is responsible for the deadly attacks.