Switzerland: Both sides of Libya conflict working to build 'sustainable ceasefire' — UN envoy Salame

3 февраля 2020 г. 14:20

Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya Ghassan Salame said that political talks on the conflict in Libya could start in the next two weeks, as he was speaking at the UN headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday. UN-backed talks between the warring parties are currently taking place in the Swiss city, where high-ranking military officers convened to attempt to secure the ceasefire brokered by Turkey and Russia. A detailed agenda was on the table to «transform the truce into a more solid one, less often violated by either side, but also to transform that truce into a real agreement on a lasting ceasefire,» said the UN envoy. The talks, proposed by world leaders at the Berlin peace conference earlier in January, was attended by the 'Libyan Joint Military Commission', including five officers from General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) and five from the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). The parties will also discuss the EU proposal to provide ceasefire monitors, but it will be for the Libyan negotiators to make a final decision, said the UN envoy. Mandatory Credit: UNTV Mandatory Credit: UNTV

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