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Al-Mangoush, Kubis agree on need to pullout foreign forces from Libya with a clear timeline

The UN envoy to Libya, Jan Kubis, held a series of meetings with high-level Libyan officials starting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Najla Al-Mangoush, and they both reiterated the need to respect Libya’s sovereignty in compliance with UN Security Council Resolutions 2570 (2021) and 2571 (2021), as well as the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement including through the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries, without delay as requested by the UN Security Council.

The Libyan Foreign Minister highlighted the need for their withdrawal with a clear framework and timelines, further elaborating the need for a comprehensive DDR programme for the country to bring all the arms under the control of the state.

The UN envoy and Al-Mangoush agreed on strengthening the UN-Libyan cooperation, including through facilitating the humanitarian support to irregular migrants and refugees and their voluntary repatriation and resettlement, and the work of UN Agencies Funds and Programmes to ensure better humanitarian and development support to the Libyan people.

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