The Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Jan Kubis, has praised the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) for what it had achieved since the signing of the ceasefire agreement in Geneva last year.

In a statement to mark this occasion, Kubis said, “The ceasefire agreement has paved the road for the Libyan-led and -owned comprehensive political process towards sustainable stability, unity, prosperity, and full sovereignty of Libya.”

He also addressed the Action Plan signed this month by the JMC for the gradual withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters, and foreign forces from Libya, considering it "another important milestone."

Kubis reaffirmed the UN and its international partners' readiness to support the JMC in the implementation of the ceasefire agreement as well as the action plan through consultations with internal and external stakeholders.

Elaborating on this point, he referred to the arrival of the first group of UN monitors to support the Libyan ceasefire monitoring mechanism, indicating that they will be working under the guidance of the JMC to monitor the ceasefire and verify the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters, and foreign forces.

Kubis stressed the "significant role" of the JMC in the confidence-building measures embodied in the resumption of oil exports, exchange of detainees, and the reopening of airspace as well as the reopening of the coastal road.