The spokesman for the Libyan Army under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Mohammed Gununu said the meetings of the joint military commission of 10 “doesn’t help the consolidation of the permanent ceasefire agreement”.
Addressing the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Gununu wondered why the GNA delegation’s plane wasn’t allowed to land in Sirte, which has two airports, but rather the plane landed 170 km to the east of Sirte, in Ras Lanuf port.
He also asked the UNSMIL to clarify why pro-Haftar supporters who are not members of commission of 10 are managing the meetings of the joint military commission, reiterating the GNA’s rejection to Haftar’s involvement in person or by representatives in the ongoing negotiations.
“The military movement around Sirte and Jufra don’t point to the agreed-upon withdrawal of military forces and mercenaries. The UNSMIL knows this very well. We can’t say what is happening in Sirte is a step forward, rather it is a step in the air or even a step backward.” Gununu explained.
He said if the track of negotiations in Sirte wasn’t amended and corrected, they fear the negotiations wouldn’t succeed at last, adding that the GNA wouldn’t be happy to see UNSMIL and Haftar followers’ behavior in Sirte be the reason behind the failure of the joint military commission talks and peaceful solution.
The spokesman for the Libyan Army under the command of the GNA Mohammed Gununu warned the UNSMIL that they wouldn’t accept negotiations under the fait accompli of the foreign mercenaries and their anti-aircraft systems in Sirte.