UK Calls for Foreign Forces to Leave Libya


Jonathan Allen, the UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN Security Council stated that the time has come for all foreign forces to leave Libya. He also welcomed what he described as, “The courage of the Libyan parties who agreed to a ceasefire.”

In his speech at a session of the Security Council on Libya, he called for the need to stop all military training in Libya, thus stressing the exit of military advisors, and the end of external interference and violations of the UN arms embargo.

“Action by the Security Council is needed to confront those who seek to spoil the political agreement between the Libyan parties,” he said. He expressed concerns about the outbreak of COVID-19 in Libya, as well as condemning the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, and in detention centres.