5+5 JMC concludes Cairo meeting as UN Envoy talks about elections in 2023

5+5 JMC concludes Cairo meeting as UN Envoy talks about elections in 2023

The meetings of the Joint Military Committee (5+5) were concluded in the presence of the Libyan Communication Committee and its representatives from Niger and Sudan in Cairo, under the auspices of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily.

The UN mission said that during its two-day discussions, the committees approved the adoption of an integrated mechanism for joint coordination on collecting and exchanging data on mercenaries and foreign fighters.

According to the UN mission, the private representative praised at the closing session the role of the Joint Military Committee 5+5 and the work that the participating communication committees accomplished during this meeting.

In turn, the US Embassy in Libya welcomed the results of the meeting of the 5+5 committee in Cairo, supporting the invitation of the UN envoy Bathily to deport foreign mercenaries from the country, considering at the same time that their presence in Libya threatens security and undermines regional stability.

“What you have achieved here is an important step toward achieving sustainable stability and peace in Libya, in neighboring countries and the region in general,” Bathily said. “This progress is also an important step toward creating a favorable climate for the political process, including the organization of elections in 2023.”