By Sami Zaptia.
London, 23 October 2020:
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya today announced that during the 5 + 5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks in Geneva, an agreement for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in all parts of Libya has today been signed.
The agreement calls for the withdrawal of all forces from fighting fronts and all foreign mercenaries and forces from Libya within 90 days from today. It also calls for the suspension of all training of troops domestically and abroad as well as international defence agreements. The JMC also agreed on the formation of a Joint Operations Room for a joint police and military force.
The agreement also agreed on the identification and categorization of all militias and a mechanism for their reintegration (DDR).
The agreement also agreed confidence-building measures by resuming travel between west and east Libya, ending hate speech, exchanging prisoners, and reorganizing the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG).
They also agreed to monitor the ceasefire and refer the agreement to the UN Security Council to adopt in a Resolution.