The Security Council is in a hurry to reach a cease-fire agreement in Libya


Source: United Nations – Agencies

On Tuesday evening, the UN Security Council called on the parties to the conflict in Libya to reach the earliest possible ceasefire, in preparation for reviving the political process and putting an end to the ongoing war.

The Council also urged – in a statement issued at the end of a meeting on the results of the Berlin Summit – the Libyan parties to participate constructively in the military committee named 5 + 5, in order to conclude a ceasefire agreement as soon as possible.

For his part, the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, called for increasing international pressure on the parties to the conflict in Libya to reach a serious political process, considering that the violations of the armistice that occur in Libya are still limited.

“We still have a long way to go. We have a truce and face some violations, but they are not widespread violations. They are limited so far. We need to move to a ceasefire and then to a serious political process, and we have not reached it yet. The Security Council meeting is very important,” Guterres added. The international community pressed the parties to the conflict to ensure implementation of the road map. ”

It is assumed that the military committee that was agreed to be formed at the Berlin Summit will consist of 5 members representing the forces loyal to the “Al-Wefaq” government and 5 members representing the forces of the Libyan National Army.

The mission of this commission is to identify ways to strengthen the cessation of hostilities between the two warring parties.

Both Al-Wefaq Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar agreed to participate in the Berlin conference, which was held under the auspices of the United Nations, but they refused to meet face to face, in a reflection of the large gap still existing between the two camps.

At the conclusion of the conference, which lasted for a few hours, the main countries involved in the Libyan conflict pledged to abide by the arms embargo to Libya and not to interfere in the internal affairs of this country.


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