EU Calls for Immediate Withdrawal of Foreign Fighters


On Sunday, the European Union said it warmly welcomes the signature of a Ceasefire Agreement between Libyan warring parties at the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) meeting in Geneva on 23 October 2020.

The EU said in a statement that the permanent Ceasefire Agreement is a crucial step to restore stability in Libya and is the result of months of intense regional and international efforts. The bloc called on the Libyan parties to fully and immediately implement the Ceasefire Agreement.

“All foreign fighters and mercenaries must withdraw immediately. All foreign intervention is unacceptable,” the EU noted. The European Union called on all international and regional actors to refrain from interfering in the Libyan conflict.

The statement said that the EU called for sanctions against possible spoilers.

On Friday, acting UN envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams confirmed that the Libyan parties had agreed that all foreign forces would leave within 90 days of the ceasefire agreement. This process would be supervised by the UN.