Guterres welcomes agreement to withdraw foreign forces from Libya
The UN Secretary-General welcomed the agreement reached in Geneva, on 8 October, by the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) on a comprehensive Action Plan for the gradual, balanced, and sequenced process of the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters, and foreign forces from Libyan territory.
The spokesman for the Secretary-General,
Stéphane Dujarric, said in a statement that the Action Plan is a cornerstone in the implementation of the October 2020 ceasefire agreement.
He added that the Secretary-General applauds the unity of purpose prevailing within the 5+5 JMC and calls on all Libyan and international actors to work towards the implementation of this Action Plan.
"The Secretary-General trusts that the deployment of an initial team of United Nations ceasefire monitors will contribute to creating the conditions for successful implementation of the Action Plan. The Secretary-General reiterates the firm commitment of the United Nations to support the Libyan people." The statement adds.
The 5+5 JMC concluded its meetings in Geneva on Wednesday after devising a plan for the withdrawal of mercenaries from Libya, according to the UN Support Mission in Libya.