Joint Military Commission “5+5” member from the western region of Libya, Mukhtar Al-Naqasa, announced that the committee will hold its next meeting in the city of Sebha in early May. The meeting will continue the discussions that took place in Tripoli and Benghazi.
“One of the most important topics that will be discussed is the support for holding elections in 2023,” Naqasa said in press statements. The committee will also discuss the release of detainees and the return of displaced persons, as well as completing other files such as the withdrawal of mercenaries, he added.
The Joint Military Committee “5+5” was established in October 2020 as part of the UN-led efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Libya. The committee is composed of five senior military officers from the Libyan National Army and five from the military forces in western Libya. Its main objective is to oversee the ceasefire agreement and to work towards the unification of the Libyan armed forces.