Libya’s rivals sign ceasefire agreement in Geneva

Libya’s rivals sign ceasefire agreement in Geneva

October 23, 2020 - 14:38
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The two Libyan delegations to the 5+5 Joint Military Commission signed Friday a permanent ceasefire agreement following weeks of talks in Geneva, brokered by UN mission in Libya UNSMIL.

The Libyan rivals stressed the country’s unity and sovereignty and agreed that state decisions will not be taken under foreign dictations.

According to the agreement, both sides will evacuate frontlines from fighters and order foreign mercenaries to leave the country within three months from the signing date.

They also agreed to form a joint military force under one unified command to deal with any violations of the ceasefire.

Major General Ahmed Abu Shahma, head of the delegation of the Government of National Accord said that the agreement aims at ending the bloodshed in Libya, and will be the reason for maintaining security and stability in the country.