Libya's 5+5 JMC agrees on clearing mines in Sirte

Libya's 5+5 JMC agrees on clearing mines in Sirte

February 06, 2021 - 21:24
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

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The Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) agreed Saturday on clearing mines in Sirte and reopening all roads leading to the city starting next Wednesday.

The member of the 5+5 JMC for the Government of National Accord, Mukhtar Naqasa, told reporters in a press conference after the meeting in Ouagadougou Hall in Sirte, that the delegations had agreed to start remove mines to pave the way for reopening the coastal road: Sirte-Misrata road.

Naqasa said the measures agreed upon in the meeting will begin on next Wednesday, adding that both delegations had vowed to implement all points of the ceasefire agreement, which was signed last October in Geneva.

He reiterated the keenness of the 5+5 JMC to withdraw all foreign mercenaries and fighters from Libya, urging the Security Council and Libya stakeholders to help implement the ceasefire in the country.

5+5 JMC also welcomed the outcomes of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum and the election of a new Presidential Council and Prime Minister, hailing the efforts of the UNSMIL in achieving this historic step, thanking as well the field military leaders for their commitment to the ceasefire, paving the way for releasing detainees and making the political process a success.