UNSMIL has urged the Khalifa Haftar’s militias to follow Libyan Presidential Council’s suit in accepting the international call for a humanitarian halt of hostilities in Tripoli to allow health authorities respond to the situation on the ground amid fears of Coronavirus outbreak.
UNSMIL welcomed the positive response of the Government of National Accord to international calls for an immediate humanitarian pause to enable various Libyan authorities to respond rapidly to the threat posed by the spread of the COVID19 pandemic in Libya.
UNSMIL called on Twitter on Thursday upon all parties to cease the fighting and join forces to protect Libyans from the catastrophic consequences of this pandemic that spares no one.
UNSMIL hoped that a humanitarian truce would encourage the approval by both Libyan parties’ leadership of the UN-facilitated draft ceasefire agreement of 23 February, as reached in Geneva in the framework of the 5+5 intra-Libyan Joint Military Commission.
The Head of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, has met with the UK ambassador to Libya, Caroline Hurndall, in Tripoli and reiterated keenness to hold