UNSMIL says 5+5 JMC meeting in Tripoli sends strong message

UNSMIL says 5+5 JMC meeting in Tripoli sends strong message

September 30, 2021 - 20:06
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomed the meeting of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) on Tuesday for the first time in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

UNSMIL said in a statement on Twitter that the JMC meeting was yet another strong message of unity and an indication of strong coordinated efforts.

The JMC convened in Tripoli for the first time since its establishment and first meeting in Geneva in the summer of 2020. The meeting took place in the presence of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Commander General Stephen Townsend and Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah as well as the US ambassador and special envoy to Libya Richard Norland.

The US embassy said on Twitter that the JMC meeting was a historic step in bringing Libyans together, particularly in the security sphere, saying the US remains committed to facilitating full implementation of the October ceasefire agreement, the full withdrawal of all foreign forces and fighters, as well as the full unification of Libyan military institutions.