Libyan MP Calls to Implement Ceasefire Agreement


Member of the Libyan Parliament, Al-Sayeda Al-Yaqoubi, called for the “implementation of all provisions of the ceasefire agreement.”

In a tweet, Al Yaqoubi said: “The time has come to implement the terms of the agreement, and priority is point No. 2 in the general principles, as well as point No. 2 in the terms of the agreement.”

“Thank God, the Commander in Chief of the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), Lieutenant-General Abdulrazek Al-Nathouri and his counterpart in the western region Mohamed Al-Haddad have become friends, and the national consensus is expanding, so there is nothing to prevent that. All forces support the elections, including public, political, and social figures, and civil society institutions. They must support and pressure to implement the ceasefire agreement, with the true meaning of a force majeure, which the Head of National Elections Commission (HNEC) Emad Al-Sayeh did not talk about at the time.”

The second clause of the general principles in the agreement states: “Refrain from mortgaging the national decision and the country’s capabilities to any external power.” It also states: “Evacuation of all lines of contact from military units and armed groups by returning them to their camps in conjunction with the exit of all mercenaries and foreign fighters by land, sea, and air within a maximum period of 3 months from the date of signing the ceasefire.”

The agreement also stipulated the freezing of military agreements for training inside Libya, and the withdrawal of training crews until the new unified government takes over its work.

Notably, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) added: “In Libya, peace and stability are at risk because of the proliferation of arms, often in the hands of unregulated armed groups outside of the State’s control, which plays a significant role in increasing violence against civilians and the destruction of infrastructure.”

The UN mission stated: “UNSMIL stands ready to support Libyan authorities in weapons and ammunition management, in close cooperation with the Joint Military Commission (5+5) and political actors. Demonstrated political will is crucial to achieve this goal.”