Libyan Ambassador Hopes US-Islamic Relation Would Be Better in Trump Administration

Donald Trump speaks at his election night party in Spartanburg, South Carolina.


Jakarta, 23 Rabi’ul Akhir 1438/22 January 2017 (MINA) – Libyan Ambassador to Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam, Sadegh M.O. Bensadegh, has expressed the hope that newly elected President Donald Trump would make US relations with the Islamic World better during his presidency.

“I hope the election of Trump as president brought peace and improvement in US relationship with Muslim countries,” the Jakarta-based-ambassador told Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), recently.

Donald Trump has been officially sworn in as the 45th US president on Friday (20/1) outside the US Capitol in Washington DC.

He said, as a democratic country US under Trump is expected to continue the common US policy and governance .

The Ambassador surely assessed the controversial President would adopt new rules and ways in governing the country.

On Libyan’s complex problem, Bensadegh said the current situation in Libya remained secure and under control although there are still restive areas due to the conflicts.

An article published by Foreign Affairs, written by Jason Pack and Nate Mason is talking about the current situation in Libya, Donald Trump and the possible solutions to the Libyan conflict.

According to the article, it was surprisingly Donald Trump so popular in Libya and they also saw a settlement of the conflict in Libya since 2014 has not been achieved and even stalled as the warring factions are still yet to reach an agreement to find stability in Libya.

They write that Trump entered the presidential office “far more popular than Hillary Clinton would have been. They said that Barack Obama had neglected a few areas of the world during his second term of office even though US airstrikes had become a vital instrument in ousting Daesh from Sirte, and the US had failed “to exert leadership over the political and economic aspects of Libya’s transition.”(T/RE1/RS05)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)