UNSMIL foresees deployment of international monitors to Libya

UNSMIL foresees deployment of international monitors to Libya

January 09, 2021 - 20:54
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has said that it “foresees the deployment of a limited number of impartial, unarmed, non-uniformed, international monitors, to complement the Libyan monitors deployed by the 5+5 Joint Military Commission,” as stated by the UN Secretary General in his report to the Security Council on 30 December 2020, in which he proposed ceasefire support arrangements, through the establishment of a monitoring component as part of UNSMIL.

In a statement Saturday, UNSMIL said it held, with the Security Working Group (SWG) for Libya, represented by the African Union, France, Italy, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, on last Wednesday a virtual meeting, which renewed the call on all parties to accelerate the implementation of the ceasefire, voicing support the work of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC).

UNSMIL added that the SWG urged for the opening of the Coastal Road between Abu Grein and Sirte, as well as the immediate “repatriation of all foreign fighters and mercenaries”.

In the meantime, the acting envoy of the UN, Stephanie Williams, praised the efforts of the 5+5 JMC and the progress made so far towards the implementation of the ceasefire, including the recent exchanges of detainees conducted under the JMC’s supervision.