US President Donald Trump has reaffirmed the US commitment to supporting the restoration of Libya’s sovereignty and national unity, saying that the announced ceasefire and progress in the political process are crucial steps to resolve the conflict in Libya.
This is reflected in a message to the president of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, on the occasion of the celebration of Independence Day on December 24, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohamed al-Gueblawi in a tweet posted Wednesday.
According to al-Gueblawi, the president of the United States urged the president of the Presidential Council and the Libyans to continue working towards a political solution.
This year, unlike in previous years, official activities are planned to commemorate the 69th anniversary of Libya’s independence.
On Wednesday night, al-Sarraj visited Martyrs’ Square in central Tripoli, where a platform was set up as a prelude to a parade on Thursday.
Earlier, there was one from the headquarters of the Scout Theater to the Plaza de los Mártires to light the torch to start the celebrations.
Young people from the Red Crescent, Scouting, the Band of the Ministry of the Interior, the General Exhibition Authority and various writers, artists and poets participated in the event.
The President of the General Authority for Culture, Hassan Wanis, explained that many activities are taking place at this year’s celebrations, including a music festival, a book fair, as well as an exhibition of antique collectibles.
Wanis confirmed that many popular civic groups, organizations and associations from some southern cities will also participate in the celebrations.
Boats moored in the port of Tripoli sounded their sirens to celebrate the occasion, while the squares, buildings, institutions and streets of the capital Tripoli were decorated with flags and ornaments in the national colors.