US sends message to Libya on ceasefire anniversary

US sends message to Libya on ceasefire anniversary

The United States Embassy in Libya has released a recorded video message of the American Special Envoy and Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, to mark one year since the Libyan ceasefire agreement was signed.

“[The ceasefire] made it possible to start political negotiations that brought tremendous progress to Libya over the past year,” Norland said.

“The stabilization conference that took place in Tripoli on the 21st [of this month] was the best evidence yet of the progress that has been made and the potential that lies ahead,” he added.

“I want to congratulate the 5+5 Joint Military Committee for the work that they have done in making this possible and I want you to know that we’re going to support the Libyan people and Libyan leaders as they try to take the next steps now to implement the ceasefire agreement and build on the political negotiations that have taken place thus far,” he said.

“Our goal like yours is to see reconciliation, reunification, elections and the best for Libya in the days ahead,” Norland concluded.