Guterres welcomes 5+5 JMC’s Action Plan to remove mercenaries from Libya

The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, welcomed the agreement reached in Geneva, on 8 October, by the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) on a comprehensive Action Plan for the gradual, balanced, and sequenced process of the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters, and foreign forces from Libyan territory.

The spokesman for the Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, the Action Plan is a cornerstone in the implementation of the October 2020 ceasefire agreement.

He said the Secretary General applauded the unity of purpose prevailing within the 5+5 JMC and calls on all Libyan and international actors to work towards the implementation of this Action Plan.

Dujarric indicated that the Secretary General trusts that the deployment of an initial team of United Nations ceasefire monitors will contribute to creating the conditions for successful implementation of the Action Plan.

“The Secretary-General reiterates the firm commitment of the United Nations to support the Libyan people.” Dujarric added.


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