Amal Bugaigis, member of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), praised the statement of 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC), which stressed freezing all military agreements with foreign countries.
“My respect and appreciation to 5+5 JMC’s statement, which is devoid of personal interest,” Bugaigis said on her official Facebook account.
“Yes, and undoubtedly, LPDF Commission of 75 will bear the burden of any new war, and we see most of its members clinging to an ugly, outdated centralization rejected by open-minded human thought,” she explained.
“These are today engaged in a battle sharpening their swords to transfer the Parliament, the only sovereign institution in Cyrenaica, to Ghadames in the West, and the truth is that they are seeking to ignite the dialogue,” Bugaigis added.
It is noteworthy that 5+5 JMC had agreed on an “emergency plan” for the withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign forces. It also made an official request to the Government of National Unity and the Presidential Council to “freeze military agreements and memorandums of understanding with any country as stipulated in the ceasefire agreement signed in Geneva”.
This came in a statement, of which The Libya Update obtained a copy, following the committee’s meeting in Sirte on Satursday.
The commission also called on the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) to agree on a constitutional basis for the general elections in December 24 as soon as possible, warning that LPDF’s failure to do so would result in the collapse of the UN-brokered ceasefire.
The 5+5 JMC revealed that the two warring parties agreed to exchange prisoners “in the coming days”.