Sources told 218News that the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, arrived in the Buirat Al-Hassoun area, which is the separation point between the forces on the coastal road.
The sources explained that the coastal road will be opened by the forces of the western region only, pending what will take place in the meeting of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission for the approval of the other party.
The sources indicated that the meetings of the 5+5 JMC did not reach final approval from the other side, and the JMC member, the Military Prosecutor, Major General Faraj Al-Sawa, had told 218News that the road would not be opened on Sunday in a practical way, but there would be arrangements in their final stages.
He confirmed that the decision to open the coastal road was agreed upon last Thursday, during a closed-circuit meeting between the members of the JMC and the UN Support Mission, provided that opening the road would be preceded by setting up security arrangements, removing explosives and mines, withdrawal of all the militants, and the taking over of the security apparatuses of their positions on the road.
The Prime Minister of the National Unity Government, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, will supervise the opening of the coastal road.
— 218NEWS (@218news) June 20, 2021