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UN Mission Announces Deployment of 1st Group of Monitors in Libya

UN Mission Announces Deployment of 1st Group of Monitors in Libya

Thursday, 21 October, 2021 - 06:00
A Libyan flag flutters. REUTERS/Costas Baltas/File Photo

The UN envoy to Libya, Jan Kubis, has announced the start of the deployment of the first group of UN ceasefire monitors since October 10.


His announcement came in a letter he addressed to the members of the Joint Military Commission (5+5).


In his letter, Kubis affirmed the UN chief’s welcome to the Geneva Agreement on October 8, which stipulates the development of a comprehensive plan for the withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign forces from the country, stressing that the deployment of the first group of monitors is a step that will contribute to creating the conditions for the success of the action plan.


Kubis also mentioned that the monitors will settle in Tripoli during the first period until the arrangements for their deployment in Sirte are completed, and the monitors will work in cooperation with the Joint Commission and the Libyan parties concerned under Security Council Resolution 2570.


Kubis concluded by highlighting the importance of the UN’s support for efforts to implement the action plan, in addition to unifying the military institution to advance the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration tracks, in addition to reforming the security sector in Libya.


The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has said he "trusts that the deployment of an initial team of United Nations ceasefire monitors will contribute to creating the conditions for successful implementation of the action plan."


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