A draft ceasefire agreement has been presented by the Libyan crisis parties.
The Libyan crisis parties presented a draft ceasefire agreement stipulating that the United Nations oversee the safe return of civilians displaced by the fighting. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya has stated that it will facilitate the ceasefire alongside a military committee comprising members of both parties.
The announcement came after a second round of indirect military talks in Geneva, under the auspices of the United Nations. The talks, under the auspices of, Ghassan Salameh, the UN envoy to Libya, are aiming to reach a permanent cessation of the fighting that has killed more than a thousand people and displaced about 140,000 since last April, according to the United Nations.
Several rounds of previous talks have taken place in Egypt and Tunisia focused on economic issues including the distribution of Libyan oil revenues, while talks aimed at a political solution are scheduled to start in Geneva on Wednesday.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya confirmed that the parties “prepared a draft ceasefire agreement to facilitate the safe return of civilians to their areas while implementing a joint monitoring mechanism.”
Its statement added that “the two parties agreed to submit a draft agreement to their leaders for further consultations and to meet again next month.” The next meeting is to be concerned with setting reference frameworks for the committee concerned with implementing the agreement, according to the statement.