G5S demand clear plan for evacuating mercenaries from Libya

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G5S demand clear plan for evacuating mercenaries from Libya

July 11, 2021 - 15:14
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The heads of state of the G5 Sahel countries have welcomed the UN Security Council's vote to adopt Resolution 2570, which calls on all parties to the conflict in Libya to ensure the full implementation of a ceasefire.

In a final statement following an extraordinary meeting, member states of Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Burkina Faso urged all countries to respect and support the Libyan peace process by withdrawing without delay all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libyan territory.

The statement also expressed deep concern over the security of the G5S countries and the sub-region since no plan of action exists concerning the withdrawal of foreign mercenaries from Libya, estimated at 30,000 fighters.

The concerned countries requested the United Nations and Libya to work on the drawdown plan of foreign armed militias from Libyan territory and to help them secure their borders during the withdrawal process.