A permanent ceasefire agreement was reached between the Libyan National Army and the Government of National Accord in Libya.
A permanent ceasefire agreement was signed between the Libyan National Army (LNA), run by the putschist Haftar, and the Government of National Accord (GNA), which is recognized by the United Nations (UN). The meeting for the ceasefire with the support of the United Nations took place in Geneva, Switzerland. The United Nations Special Representative for Libya, Stephanie Williams, attended the meeting. Williams addressed the military delegations representing the President of the GNA Fayez al Sarraj and the putschistHaftar and made some statements about the signed agreement.
Stating that he greeted the parties of the agreement for their sense of responsibility, Williams emphasized that the developments would be fruitful for both sides. It was underlined that the agreement in question was an agreement that can help provide a better, safer and more peaceful future, especially for the entire Libya nation. Williams wished that the ceasefire agreement would put an end to the problems of the Libyan people and that the people would return to their homes and live in peace and security.
During his speech, Williams commemorated those killed, wounded, and becoming veterans during the civil war. The Libyan Special Representative thanked and appreciated the parties to the agreement for their efforts. Libya Special Representative Stephanie Williams underscored that the permanent ceasefire agreement was an important milestone for the Libyan people as well as the parties. Stating that the agreement in question would mean a lot especially for future generations, Williams said that in the next process, intense efforts of the parties would be required to fulfill the requirements of the agreement.
Williams also said that the actions required to alleviate many difficulties caused by the war for the Libyan people and to offer them a better future should be pursued within the shortest amount of time. “The United Nations stands with you and the Libyan people.”
US Embassy in Libya
The US Embassy in Libya also made statements about the permanent ceasefire agreement signed in Geneva. The US Embassy stated that the US welcomed the ceasefire agreement. It was emphasized that the agreement was a big step towards grounding the common interests of all Libyans for reducing tension. The Embassy congratulated Stephanie Williams, United Nations Special Representative for Libya, for her important role in the successful negotiations. It was reported that the requirements of the agreement would be fulfilled in the next period.