Security Council adopts resolution to deploy ceasefire monitors to Libya, Presidential Council welcomes it

The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the deployment of observers for the ceasefire in Libya and renewing its call for the removal of mercenaries from the country.

Libyan Presidential Council welcomed the unanimous UN Security Council resolution in support of the the Government of National Unity and the Presidential Council as the authorities charged with leading the country until elections are held next December.

The Security Council stressed the need to respect and support the full implementation of the ceasefire agreement, including the withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya, and support the work of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission as well as any mechanism that Libyans take over to monitor the ceasefire.

The Presidential Council urged the legislative authorities in the country to prepare all means to support the work of the Government of National Unity to conduct the general elections on time, adopt a unified budget, and work to reach an agreement on the sovereign positions as indicated in the road map emanating from the political forum.

The Presidential Council demanded that the government work to improve economic performance, alleviate the suffering of the citizens, and prepare all measures to hold elections on time.

The Security Council had announced, earlier, voting on a draft resolution authorizing the ceasefire monitoring mechanism in Libya to deploy an “advance team” in Sirte, with a maximum of 60 monitors.

The UN mission in Libya announced the arrival of a “small advance team to Libya”, with the aim of establishing a monitoring mechanism for the ceasefire, gathering information requested by the UN Security Council, and submitting a report to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.

Last February, the UN Security Council agreed to deploy monitors to the ceasefire in Libya, at the request of UN Secretary-General.


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