Libya’s Joint Military Commission Holds Meeting in Sirte

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On Wednesday, Libya’s 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) held a meeting, alongside a delegation of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), at its headquarters in the city of Sirte.

The members discussed maintaining peace and security in Libya, and the development of successful mechanisms for the complete removal of mercenaries and the forces supporting them.

The meeting also discussed military rapprochement, and the unification of the military institution. As well as the importance of national reconciliation, to secure sovereignty and stability.

Sources told Al Arabiya News that members of the commission agreed to postpone the deployment of international observers, until mercenaries withdraw from the country.

In January, JMC member, Emarji Al-Amami said that the Libyan National Army (LNA) deported 300 Sudanese fighters.

Al-Amami told Fawasel Media that the deportation of the fighters came in accordance with the “goodwill initiative of the LNA, and are now waiting for a similar action from the other side in western Libya.”

“The Military Commission is in a permanent meeting, in constant communication, and is working to accomplish its assigned tasks,” he noted. “We hope that the politicians will reach an agreement that will bring the country out of its current situation,” he added.

Al-Amami indicated that the JMC is awaiting the exit mechanisms of the Turkish and Russian forces. Russia and Turkey will put these mechanisms under the supervision of the international community. “International observers will monitor the withdrawal of the foreign forces,” he concluded.