US CdA says removal of foreign mercenaries, disarmament of armed groups essential to political transition

US CdA says removal of foreign mercenaries, disarmament of armed groups essential to political transition

October 17, 2022 - 22:04
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Chargé d'Affairs at the US embassy in Libya, Leslie Ordman, said that the removal of foreign forces, fighters and mercenaries from Libya, and the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of armed groups are essential to avoiding conflict and advancing the political transition process.

In a video statement that was posted on the embassy's Twitter account Monday, Ordman added that the implementation of those goals would achieve peace, and secure the sovereignty and stability of Libya in the long term, stressing that the US "stands with the Libyan people in their effort that seeks to unify the military institution."

Ordman said he was happy at Libya's sending a joint military delegation to the International Air, Defense and Space Exhibition in Tunisia, referring to the visit of the Chief of the General Staff of the Libyan Army, Lieutenant-General Mohammed Al-Haddad, and the Chief of Staff of Khalifa Haftar's forces, Abdelrazik al-Nathori, to the exhibition that was held last week. Ordman hailed their and 5+5 Joint Military Commission's efforts to boost national reconciliation and consolidate the ceasefire.