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The United Nations Security Council is discussing today the file of confronting mercenaries in Libya


The representative of Libya to the United Nations, Al-Taher Al-Sunni, said that the UN Security Council will convene today with the participation of Libya, stressing that the meeting is informal and closed to the members of the Council to discuss the latest situation in Libya, especially the mercenary file, and ways to confront this challenge and its impact on neighboring countries and the African coast, as is happening these days.


Al-Taher Al-Sunni confirmed in a press statement, today, Wednesday, that the UN special envoy to Libya Jan Kubis will provide a briefing on the developments of the situation in Libya.


On Monday, the Libyan Joint Military Committee received the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Libya and the Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Jan Kubis, at its headquarters in Sirte.



The Special Envoy expressed his great appreciation to the members of the Joint Military Committee for their work together, guided by the patriotic spirit and the national interest of Libya. He briefed the Joint Military Committee on the main elements of recently adopted Security Council Resolutions 2570 (2021) and 2571 (2021) as well as the results of his discussions with a number of high-level officials representing different countries, including member states of the United Nations Security Council and countries participating in Berlin Conference on Libya.


According to the statement of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, a fruitful exchange of views took place between the Special Envoy and the members of the Joint Military Committee on a wide range of issues, with special emphasis on how to proceed with the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement signed in Geneva on October 23, 2020.


The Special Envoy noted with dismay the delay in opening the coastal road and urged to expedite the removal of all obstacles in this regard. The Special Envoy and the Joint Military Committee stressed that the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces must begin without further delay as a decisive measure for the stability of Libya, ensuring its security and unity, and for the sake of stability and security of the entire region.


During the Special Envoy’s meeting with members of the Joint Military Committee in Sirte, they discussed the Security Council’s adoption of authorizing the UN ceasefire monitors and sending them and the steps necessary to develop a national plan for disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and reform of the security sector, as well as the need to maintain security and stability in the country on its way to elections. Patriotism on December 24, 2021 and during the elections.

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