On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump confirmed that the declaration of a ceasefire on 23 October and the progress made during the UN-sponsored political process are critical steps towards resolving the conflict in Libya.
In a congratulatory letter on the occasion of Libya’s Independence Day, Trump called on the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, and all Libyans to continue working towards a lasting political solution. He stressed American commitment to support Libya in restoring its sovereignty and preserving its national unity. This is necessary to ensure the country’s ability to address all economic, security, and humanitarian challenges.
In 1949, the UN General Assembly declared that Libya should become an independent country by 1 January 1952. On 24 December 1951, Libya declared its independence from France and Britain becoming the United Kingdom of Libya, a constitutional and hereditary monarchy under King Idris.