The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:
The Secretary‑General welcomes the agreement reached in Geneva, on 8 October, by the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) on a comprehensive Action Plan for the gradual, balanced and sequenced process of the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libyan territory. The Action Plan is a cornerstone in the implementation of the October 2020 ceasefire agreement.
The Secretary‑General applauds the unity of purpose prevailing within the 5+5 JMC and calls on all Libyan and international actors to work towards the implementation of this Action Plan.
The Secretary‑General trusts that the deployment of an initial team of United Nations ceasefire monitors will contribute to creating the conditions for successful implementation of the Action Plan.
The Secretary‑General reiterates the firm commitment of the United Nations to support the Libyan people.