EU Welcomes Agreement Between Libyan Rivals in Geneva

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The European Union welcomed the recent understandings on confidence-building measures between Libya’s two warring parties.

Brussels expressed its aspiration for talks to continue in a positive manner, especially on the ceasefire agreement.

The British Embassy in Libya also welcomed the agreements, stressing that “a ceasefire and calm can be achieved through the Libyans uniting in one line, and sitting for a comprehensive dialogue.”

The German Ambassador to Libya, Oliver Owcza, expressed his joy with the preliminary results of these talks. He expressed his support to the Libyan delegations and wished them to continue for the sake of peace, and for the unity of Libya.

The acting UN envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams, said Libyan rivals agreed to reopen land and air routes, as well as maintain the current state of calm on the front lines, and avoid further military escalation. She confirmed that the Libyan parties had agreed that all foreign forces would leave within 90 days of the ceasefire agreement. This would be under the supervision of the United Nations.

Members of the Government of National Accord (GNA), and the Libyan National Army (LNA) held their fourth round of negotiations in Geneva.