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Statement by UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Libyan ceasefire agreement

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Statement by UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Libyan ceasefire agreement

We join the Libyan people in commemorating one year since the signing of the ceasefire agreement which marked the end of the armed conflict in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya, October 25, 2021 / APO Group / –

The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Ján Kubiš, hailed the achievements of the Joint Military Commission (5 + 5) since the signing of the agreement of a comprehensive ceasefire in Geneva. one year ago.

Statement by UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Libyan ceasefire agreement

“We join the Libyan people in commemorating one year since the signing of the ceasefire agreement which marked the end of the armed conflict in Libya,” Kubiš said on the occasion of the first anniversary of the signing of the ceasefire agreement. “The ceasefire agreement paved the way for the comprehensive Libyan-led and controlled political process towards lasting stability, unity, prosperity and full sovereignty for Libya.” The crucial importance of the ceasefire agreement and its implementation was confirmed by the participants in the ministerial stabilization conference for Libya held on October 21 in Tripoli.

“Earlier this month, the JMC also took another important step by signing a comprehensive plan of action for the gradual, balanced and sequenced withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libya,” added Mr. Kubiš.

Statement by UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Libyan ceasefire agreement

The Special Envoy reaffirmed that the UN and its international partners are ready to support the JMC in the implementation of the ceasefire agreement as well as the action plan through consultations with the parties. internal and external stakeholders. He praised the support efforts of the Security Working Group of the International Monitoring Committee for Libya, resulting from the Berlin Conference.

Last week, the first group of UN observers to support the Libyan ceasefire monitoring mechanism arrived in Libya. The UN observers will work under the direction of the JMC to monitor the ceasefire and verify the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces.

The Special Envoy underlined the important role of the JMC in the confidence-building measures embodied by the resumption of oil exports, the exchange of detainees and the reopening of airspace as well as the reopening of the coastal road.

Statement by UN Special Envoy Ján Kubiš on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Libyan ceasefire agreement

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