EU says Libyan 5+5 talks have brought “good news”

The head of the European Union delegation to Libya, Jose Antonio, said that the consensus achieved by the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Committee talks in Geneva are “good news.”

Antonio added, on his Twitter account, that the consensuses included “opening a land and air road, stopping inflammatory media rhetoric, avoiding military escalation, exchanging detainees and restructuring guards of oil installations,” stressing that these developments are “another step in a long path to achieving peace.”

He continued: “We look forward to continuing positive talks and important discussions on the ceasefire agreement in the coming hours,” stressing that the European Union provides all support for the talks.

The United Nations Acting Envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams, expressed, on Wednesday, her optimism about the ongoing talks between the two parties to the conflict, indicating that they would reach a permanent ceasefire after the parties agreed to reopen the land and air routes between them.

Williams confirmed, during a press conference from Geneva, that the two parties to the dialogue meeting in Geneva this week agreed to continue “the current state of calm on the battlefronts and avoid any military escalation.”


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