Geneva (UNA-OIC) – The fourth round of the Libyan (5+5) Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks began Monday morning at the Palais des Nations in Geneva with the presence of the Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ms. Stephanie Williams.
The work of the 5+5 JMC, the security track, is one of the three intra-Libyan tracks that UNSMIL is working on, along with the economic and political tracks, which emerged from the 2020 Berlin Conference on Libya. These tracks were endorsed by Security Council Resolution 2510 (2020), which called on both parties to reach an agreement for a permanent ceasefire.
The launching of this round of talks is marked by in person meetings between the delegations of the two parties to the conflict in Libya, UNSMIL said in a statement, pointing out that the deliberations of this round will continue until 24 October.
The Mission expressed hope that the two delegations would reach a solution to all outstanding issues in order to achieve a complete and permanent ceasefire across Libya. It also expressed appreciation of the leadership of both parties for facilitating this round of talks.