The United Nations calls on the parties to the conflict in Libya to resume talks …


The United Nations Support Mission in Libya called on the parties to the conflict to resume joint military talks with the aim of reaching a permanent ceasefire agreement on the UN map.
In a statement issued late Thursday, the mission indicated that “the two parties should seize the opportunity to immediately stop all military operations and resume military talks,” on the basis of “various calls for a ceasefire” during the month of Ramadan, and to confront an epidemic (Covid-19).
The mission urged all “parties to refrain from any acts or provocative statements threatening the prospects of achieving and sustaining a true armistice.”
The statement also called on countries “that feed the conflict directly by providing weapons, mercenaries, and the international community as a whole, to use influence to ensure adherence to the arms embargo” imposed on Libya “and its enforcement.”
On Thursday, the government of National Accord announced its rejection of the “armistice” called by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, a strong eastern man.
The Al-Wefaq government stipulated that any cease-fire leading to a “real truce” required “international guarantees” that would activate the work of the “5 + 5 Committee”, which the United Nations called for resuming.
The JMC 5 + 5 (five members of the Haftar forces, and the same as those of the Al-Wefaq government), were approved in the Geneva dialogues in February, with the goal of achieving a permanent ceasefire.
The military track is one of three tracks, in addition to the political and economic tracks, and the duty to follow to complete the outputs of the Berlin Conference on Libya to resolve the crisis.
However, the Military Commission suspended its work after two rounds of talks, due to differences between the parties to the conflict.


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