The UN mission in Libya announced that the 5+5 Joint Military Commission talks in Geneva led to a historic achievement, as the Libyan parties reached a permanent ceasefire agreement across the country.
In its long-awaited announcement, the UNSMIL affirmed that this achievement “represents an important turning point towards achieving peace and stability in Libya.”
The UN mission reported, via a live broadcast on its official Facebook page, the signing ceremony of the ceasefire agreement between the delegations of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee inside the United Nations headquarters in Geneva.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Stephanie Williams, and a number of representatives of the diplomats of member states, according to the mission.
Major General Ahmed Abu Shahma, head of the military delegation of GNA, delivered a speech in which he confirmed that the ceasefire agreement will be a way to end the bloodshed in Libya.
Abu Shahma called on all the politicians in Libya to be one hand away from the disputes to achieve military and political stability in the country.
For his part, Major General Emraje al-Amami, head of the military delegation of the General Command, said: “Today we were able to accomplish all that the Libyans aspire to with our comrades in the military establishment from the other delegation.”