Libya’s 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) signed on Friday an action plan for the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from the country.
The plan, which was signed after a three-day meeting at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, will be “the cornerstone for the gradual, balanced, and sequenced process of the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libyan territory,” according to a statement by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).
“The intent is to consult this plan with the concerned international partners, including Libyan neighbors, and seek their support and cooperation,” the statement read.
Jan Kubis, the head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, praised the plan as a breakthrough achievement in the Libyan path towards a democratic general election on December 24.
United Nations Welcomes the JMC’s Signing of Action Plan for the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters, and foreign forces
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