Libya’s 5+5 Joint Military Commission shouldn’t talk politics, HCS says

The Libyan High Council of State (HCS) urged the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) to operate within the limitations of its duties without interfering in politics or agreements signed by Libya with other countries.

Citing the rules of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s roadmap, the HCS said in a statement Sunday that security and military agreements that were signed by the Government of National Accord were part of the then-government’s legitimate authorities.

“As per the Libyan agreement and the outcomes of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, state agreements are to remain in place until legislative and executive authorities are elected by the Libyan people.” The statement reads.

The 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) delegations agreed Saturday on measures to remove foreign forces and mercenaries without exceptions as soon as possible.

After a new round of talks in Sirte in the presence of the UN Support Mission in Libya as well as subcommittees’ commanders, the 5+5 JMC asked the Presidential Council to freeze all agreements and MoUs of military nature with all counties.

The 5+5 JMC also called for swift approval of the constitutional basis so Libyans can elect their leadership on December 24, urging for appointing a Defense Minister and boosting security arrangements on the coastal road.


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