UN Security Council Urges Libyan Parties to Abide by Ceasefire Agreement

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On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) urged the Libyan parties to abide by their commitments and implement the recently signed agreement in full.

In a statement, it called on the Libyan parties to show the same determination in reaching a political solution through the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF).

The statement also welcomed the launch of the LPDF on 26 October which was held as a virtual meeting. The Security Council members noted that they looked forward to the in-person meeting of the LPDF in Tunisia on 9 November and praised the outcomes of the permanent ceasefire agreement. This agreement was signed by the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) on 23 October in Geneva, following talks facilitated by the United Nations.

The UNSC recalled Resolution 2510 (2020), and the commitment of the participants of the Berlin Conference in order for all states and parties to comply with the arms embargo, and to refrain from intervening in the armed conflict or in the internal affairs of Libya.

They called on member states to respect and support the implementation of the ceasefire agreement. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and national unity of Libya.

The 5+5 JMC talks signed on Friday morning, allowed for “a complete countrywide and permanent ceasefire agreement with immediate effect.”