The Chief of the Libyan Army, Lieutenant-General Mohamed Al-Haddad, says the military institution supports the aspirations of the Libyan people to establish a civil state through the peaceful transfer of power.

During a meeting of the Joint Military Committee 5 + 5 in Cairo, in the presence of Abdel Razek Al-Nadori, commander of Khalifa Haftar's forces, and the UN advisor, Stephanie Williams,  Al-Haddad praised the committee's work and the steps it has taken towards achieving stability, as he put it.

He underscored the need to work in unison to establish security and safeguard the state's sovereignty, stressing the importance of the return of the displaced people and working toward healing the social fabric.

Meanwhile, Al-Nadori called for unifying the military institution, removing mercenaries, and integrating armed groups "at their own discretion" into the military, security, and civil institutions, in order to establish a civil state in which no one is excluded, as he put it.

The delegations of both sides, meeting in Cairo, reiterated their commitment to the sanctity of Libyan blood and the non-return to fighting.

They called for the depoliticization of the military institution and for building a powerful army away from all political disputes through the formation of joint committees for this purpose, confirming that the army’s mission is to protect the homeland, the citizen, and the constitution.