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UNSMIL issues a statement on the second round of the military talks

Libyan Cloud News Agency – Geneva

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has issued a statement on the second round of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission talks in Geneva.

UNSMIL said that the second round was concluded on February 23 at the Palace of Nations in Geneva with the aim to reach a lasting ceasefire and to restore security to civilian areas. 

The talks took place in the presence of the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame.

UNSMIL explained that the military track is one of the three tracks which UNSMIL is working on, in addition to the economic and political tracks, in compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 2510 (2020) which calls on the two parties to reach a lasting ceasefire agreement.

UNSMIL thanked the parties for the seriousness of purpose, goodwill, and spirit of high professionalism which characterized the discussions.

UNSMIL and the two parties prepared a draft ceasefire agreement to facilitate the safe return of civilians to their areas with the implementation of a joint monitoring mechanism under the auspices of UNSMIL and the Joint Military Commission.

The two parties agreed to present the draft agreement to their respective leaderships for further consultations and to meet again next month to resume the discussions and complete the preparation of the Terms of Reference of the sub-committees in charge of the implementation of the agreement. UNSMIL renewed its call for both parties to fully abide by the current truce and the protection of the civilian population and properties and vital infrastructure

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