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Libyan Unity Government hails deployment of ceasefire monitors

The Libyan Government of National Unity welcomed in a statement on Saturday the Friday resolution of the United Nations Security Council on deploying a team of monitors to observe the implementation of a ceasefire agreement that was signed last October.

The interim Government of National Unity (GNU) called on the Security Council to help get mercenaries out of the country, as it heads toward December elections as per the ceasefire agreement and the roadmap of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum.

The GNU, which took power last month, expressed its willingness to facilitate the work of the UN monitors, adding that it would provide all financial and logistic capabilities to the country’s electoral commission to hold a fair and transparent vote on December 24.

On Friday, the UN Security Council unanimously approved Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ recent proposal for up to 60 monitors to join an existing political mission in Libya.

“The monitors would arrive in an incremental deployment once conditions allow,” according to the council’s British-drafted resolution.

The Security Council also urged all foreign forces and mercenaries to get out of the country, as was supposed to happen months ago.

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