UN envoy says exerting efforts to reach permanent ceasefire in Libya

UN envoy says exerting efforts to reach permanent ceasefire in Libya

February 04, 2020 - 19:23
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame has said UNSMIL aims to reach a permanent ceasefire in Libya via the meetings of the joint 5+5 military commission.

In a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday, Salame said the commission sessions started with separate meetings for every delegation of the Libyan parties and that the top officers from both sides expressed willingness to announce a ceasefire agreement.

Salame also said that the political track meetings will start in two weeks, adding that Berlin conference conclusions about the arms embargo had been violated by the two parties and that he hoped the Security Council would issue resolutions naming the countries violating the embargo.

UNSMIL said the 5+5 Libyan joint military commission started its meeting under the auspices of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday.

The UNSMIL added that five senior officers appointed by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and five other senior officers appointed by Khalifa Haftar are participating in the talks.

According to the UNSMIL, the delegations in Geneva are moderated by the Head of the UNSMIL in Libya, Ghassan Salame.