The United Nations Support Mission in Libya announced the start of military meetings, today, Monday, between the Libyan army and the Accord Government in the Egyptian city of Hurghada. The mission indicated that
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya announced the start of military meetings, today, Monday, between the Libyan army and the Accord Government in the Egyptian city of Hurghada.
The mission indicated that the talks are taking place under the auspices of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, pointing out that these meetings come within the framework of the ongoing talks of the Joint Military Committee (5 + 5).
She expressed the United Nations support mission in LibyaIts “sincere gratitude to the Egyptian government for its efforts in facilitating the holding of these important talks, and for its generous hosting of delegations.”
The mission said, “The two delegations showed a positive attitude and interacted with the call to calm the situation in central Libya.”
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya hopes that these direct meetings lead to positive results, provided that these results are presented to the joint military committee meetings (5 + 5).
The Hurghada meetings are discussing several points, including the formation of a joint force to secure the new government headquarters in Sirte in the event that a political agreement is reached regarding the Presidency Council and the new government, according to what a private source told “Erm News”.
The source added that among the points studied, also, are ways to unify the regular military institution and study serious steps in this path, in addition to the plan to remove mercenary fighters and dismantle the armed militias stationed in most cities in western Libya.
The military negotiations were launched after the Berlin conference, and these talks were called “5 + 5” because they included five soldiers from the Libyan National Army forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and five other soldiers from the Government of National Accord.
The Joint Military Committee held two rounds, the first was in Geneva in early February 2020, in which they agreed Libyan National Army The Government of National Accord forces stressed the importance of continuing the truce that began in January, respecting it and avoiding its breach, but according to observers, it ended without reaching a full understanding about the best ways to restore normal life to the areas of clashes.
A second round of talks was held days after the first round, without reaching an agreement, which led to the suspension of the work of the third round, as a result of the withdrawal of the Government of National Accord delegation from it.