UN mission in Libya hails kick-start of new security arrangements

UN mission in Libya hails kick-start of new security arrangements

October 06, 2018 - 21:15
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

UNSMIL has hailed the new security arrangements in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after being adopted by the Presidential Council's (PC) government.

"UNSMIL welcomes the progress made by the Greater Tripoli Security Arrangements Committee, created by PC Decree 1303 & supported by UN," the UN mission tweeted Saturday.

According to the UNSMIL, the finalized security arrangements' plan, submitted by Fayez Al-Sirraj, stipulates the withdrawal of armed groups from sovereign institutions and then replacing them by legitimate state-approved forces.

Security Arrangements in Effect

The chief of the Libyan security arrangements committee of the Interior Ministry, Ramadan Zarmouh, said last week that they were closely following the implementation process of the security measures to end any possible resurfacing of fighting in Tripoli.

Meanwhile, The Ministry of Interior announced last Thursday that Al-Nawasi Brigade handed over Tripoli's seaport to the government as part of the new security arrangements.

"My communication with the parties led to the ceasefire agreement and to the withdrawal of armed formations from the battlefield. They want to enhance security but the reasons that pushed them into fighting in Tripoli must be removed first." Zamrouh remarked.

The chief of the security arrangements also added that they all parties agreed that the interior ministry is responsible for the establishing of security through regular police and security apparatuses.

The security arrangements committee was formed by a decision by the interior minister after the bloody clashes that hit Tripoli over the last weeks.

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