Libya – UNSMIL publishes terms of Tripoli ceasefire

2018/09/11 – The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) published Monday on its website the terms of the ceasefire it had brokered on September 04.

UNSMIL said the Libyan attending parties agreed to develop a monitoring and verification mechanism to consolidate the ceasefire under the oversight and guidance of the Joint Operations Centre.

The second term was that the parties agreed to reposition formations to agreed-upon-locations to enable the restoration of normalcy to conflict areas in particular, and Greater Tripoli in general.

« This shall be followed by development of a disengagement mechanism. » UNSMIL remarked.

« They agreed also to store all heavy and medium weapons inside the premises of the formations. Develop a plan for the withdrawal of the armed formations from the sovereign locations and critical infrastructure, to be gradually replaced by regular forces (army and police), starting with Mitiga Airport, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Tripoli Port, the Central Bank of Libya and branches of banks, the National Oil Company sites (starting with Al-Hani fuel tanks and the Airport road), the National Electricity Company, particularly the Control Room, the General Authority for Communications and Informatics and the Libyan Investment Authority, according to a defined time-plan. » UNSMIL explained.

It indicated that they also consented to dissolve the current Security Arrangements Committee by the Presidency Council and reform a new committee to address the security arrangements.

« The committee will receive the needed support from UNSMIL. » It further explained.

They also agreed to be held to a written pledge by Tripoli armed groups to refrain from extortion, pressure or entry into the sovereign institutions.

They will also announce a package of economic reforms within one week from today and commence its implementation as well as abolish a set of decrees issued during the past period transferring state authorities to armed groups.

The Libya Observer / Sahel-Elite

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