Pompeo Calls on Libyans to Transfer Power to New Executive Bodies


The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, called on Libya’s warring parties to transfer power to a new executive body to prepare for elections.

He also called on all foreign fighters to leave Libya within a period of 90 days, in accordance with the ceasefire agreement recently signed in Geneva.

Pompeo described the ceasefire agreement as a brave step and reiterated US support for the transfer of power in Libya. He added that it was important for all parties concerned to support the success of the talks brokered by the United Nations.

The Secretary of State indicated that the US “looks forward to appointing a special envoy of the United Nations in Libya, to support national reconciliation”. He also stressed the importance of the Libyan political dialogue’s results, that the UN has paved the way for.

On Friday, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced the signing of a “permanent agreement” for a ceasefire, after five days of talks in Geneva.