The 5+5 Joint Military Committee convened today in Geneva to discuss developing an action plan for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Libya.
Addressing the committee’s delegates during the meeting, U.N. Special Envoy Ján Kubiš said “if you will manage to come together and agree on such an action plan you will be sending a signal, not only to the political leaders and institutions in the country but a signal of hope also to your people that things can move, including towards the elections”.
Kubiš pointed out that removal of foreign forces from the country is “a complex issue, as it is not only a concern for Libya, it is also a concern to regional countries and the international community.”
“The UN, along with its international partners, stands ready to support you in this endeavor, to the maximum extent possible, including through the deployment of UN ceasefire monitors, who will work under your guidance and at your request to monitor and verify the withdrawal,” he added.
“Agreeing on an action plan sends a signal of hope to the people of Libya that things can be moving, including towards elections,” UN Special Envoy, @UNJanKubis, addressing the JMC (5+5) meeting in Geneva today.
— UNSMIL (@UNSMILibya) October 6, 2021