5+5 Joint Military Commission sign permanent ceasefire agreement
On 23 October, the United Nations Special Mission to Libyan (UNSMIL) announced that the two rival Libyan factions had signed on the same day an agreement for a permanent ceasefire to be applied throughout the Libyan territory. Military representatives from the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and General Khalifa Hifter’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), namely the 5+5 Joint Military Commission appointed earlier this year were the signatories of the agreement, which was welcomed by Interim UNSMIL head Stephanie Williams and UN Secretary General Antionio Guterres as an encouraging step towards Libya’s stabilisation after years of protracted conflict. To mark this event, which could be a turnpoint in Libya’s post 2011 history, AL Jazeera (English) retraces in an article a panorama of international reactions to this announcement, among which Turkey’s scepticism.
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