The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya to immediately leave because "the Libyans have already proven that, left alone, they are able to address their problems".
In a press conference at the United Nations HQ in New York Guterres praised the Libyans "for working together," expressing hope that this effort is respected. "It’s essential that all foreign troops and all foreign mercenaries move first to Benghazi and to Tripoli and, from there, move back and leave the Libyans alone," the UN Secretary-General stressed.
Guterres believes that the Joint Military Committee has attained an important achievement by reaching a ceasefire agreement and preserving it, while the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum had successfully come to an agreement on key issues, such as the elections and the transitional government system, to the criteria for forming that entity and governance, in addition to progress in the economic file.
The Secretary-General stressed that this progress made by the Libyans calls for all external parties involved in the Libyan crisis to live up to their commitments.