The Special Envoy of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis, welcomed the signing of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) Action Plan, commending the continuous efforts of the JMC, and describing the signing as “another breakthrough achievement by the 5+5 JMC.”
Kubis said in a statement by the UNSMIL: “I am honored to witness this historic moment at this critical juncture in Libya’s path towards peace and democracy.”
He added that the 5+5 JMC agreement responds to the overwhelming demand of the Libyan people and creates a positive momentum that should be built upon to move forward towards a stable and democratic stage, including through the holding of free, credible, and transparent national elections on 24 December, with results accepted by all.
The statement said the United Nations applauds the patriotism and commitment of the JMC members, encouraging them to seize this opportunity to further the full implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement through this Action Plan, including through the deployment of UN ceasefire monitors, which should take place soon.
The UN called as well on the member states to support 5+5 JMC and the Libyan authorities in implementing this Action Plan, saying it stands ready to support the Libyan efforts in implementing the agreed-upon Action Plan as well to unify the military institution and to initiate a disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR) processes in Libya.