EU welcomes launching of Libyan talks in Geneva

EU welcomes launching of Libyan talks in Geneva

October 20, 2020 - 14:44
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, has expressed satisfaction at the resumption of the 5 + 5 Joint Military Committee in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations.

"Positive news about Libya 5+5 Joint Military Committee resumed in Geneva today under UN auspices," Borrell tweeted on Monday.

The EU top diplomat expressed hope that the Libyan military leaders from both sides will seize the opportunity to transform de facto truce into a credible, permanent, and sustainable ceasefire on the ground.

The fourth round of the Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks kicked off yesterday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The UNSMIL indicated that this round of talks will be marked by in-person meetings between the delegations of the two parties to the conflict in Libya, expecting the deliberations of this round to continue until the 24th of this month.