The European Union (EU) said in a statement on Sunday that it welcomed the signing of a permanent ceasefire agreement in Libya, considering it to be a critical step towards peace.

The statement stressed the necessity for the withdrawal of all mercenaries and foreign fighters, along with the need to prevent all foreign interference in Libya.

It added that the EU member states warmly welcome the signing of the ceasefire agreement, which was achieved by the 5 + 5 Military Committee in Geneva.