Libya to Reopen All Land-Air Routes


Libya’s rival parties have agreed to reopen land and air routes which have been closed for over a year. This will help “maintain a state of calm on the front lines and avoid further military escalation,” according to Stephanie Williams, the acting UN envoy to Libya.

The parties confirmed that all foreign forces would leave within 90 days of the ceasefire agreement, under the supervision of the UN, Williams stated.

Military figures from the Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Libyan National Army (LNA), have begun the 4th round of negotiations in Geneva. The two sides will also hold a political dialogue conference in Tunis, on 9 November. She called on foreign countries involved in the conflict “to take their hands-off Libya.”

The two sides had agreed to delegate the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) commanders from both the east and west. They are due to work with a representative from the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to present a proposal to restructure the PFG. This restructuration will “ensure the increase, and continuation of oil flows.”

An agreement has also been made to expedite an exchange of prisoners of war.

The first flights between Tripoli and Benghazi are expected to resume this week.