UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Urges Foreign Fighters to Exit Libya by Oct 23

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges every mercenary and foreign soldier to exit from Libya by Saturday as asked for in the Oct. 23 truce agreement endorsed by both warring sides following years of conflict over the oil-rich North African country.

He also urged the Government of National Accord (GNA) that holds influence in the capital, Tripoli, in western Libya and the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces of Commander Khalifa Haftar who command a large portion of the east and the south, “to keep their purpose in arriving at an enduring political solution for the contention, settling financial issues and easing the humanitarian crisis.”

The UN chief urged the Security Council to provide the UN political mission, known as UNSMIL, “a clear yet adaptable order” to help a Libyan-led mechanism to screen the execution of the truce. Ambassadors stated a council resolution describing the UN position will likely be published in late January or early February.

Toward the beginning of January, Guterres suggested that global monitors should be sent to Libya under a UN umbrella to keep an eye on the October truce agreement from the city of Sirte.In a report to the UNSC acquired on Tuesday, Guterres welcomed the plan embraced by the Libyan Political Dialog Forum – 75 delegates from the nation’s political and social sphere leading to elections on Dec. 24, 2021.Guterres requested nations to provide support to both sides and the execution of the truce soon, including the exit of every single foreign fighter from Libya, and the full respect the Security Council arms ban” against Libya.

Guterres expressed concern over the proceeding violent fanaticism and terrorism in the Libyan district, saying that reunifying the country’s security establishments would contribute to reducing the threat posed by ISIS and as well as other terror and radical groups.The role of UN member nations and provincial organizations, including the European Union, African Union, and Arab League, is vital, expressed Guterres.

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