The review was intended to enhance the Mission’s delivery on its required tasks to best satisfy the expectations of the Libyan people and institutions for serenity and stability.
‘Spirit of unity’
Because the 2011 overthrow of former ruler Muammar Gadaffi, oil-rich Libya has descended into multiple crises that has divided the country between rival administrations – a UN-recognized Authorities of National Accord (GNA) based in the capital Tripoli, which of the self-styled Libyan Nationwide Army (LNA), led by General Khalifa Haftar. And he called on political leaders “to show the same spirit of unity and abnegation as their brothers in uniform in the Joint Military Commission in order to overcome the current crisis”. Mr. Bathily, who chaired the two-day meetings, commended the JMC – military associates from opposing sides, called the 5+5 – for his or her “determination and commitment towards peace and stability within Libya and its unity plus integrity. ”
‘Instrument of hope’
SRSG Abdoulaye Bathily Media Remarks, Mutual Military Commission 5+5 Meeting, Sirte, 16 January 2023 On Monday, Abdoulaye Bathily , who is also the Particular Representative of the Secretary-General, urged the government to allocate the appropriate resources, step up political efforts to end the stalemate, plus reestablish legitimacy to Libyan institutions through elections. [embedded content]
Among other issues discussed at the meeting, the particular JMC spoke about interesting armed groups with the aim of creating a conducive environment for sustainable peace and security in Libya. Moreover, this individual stressed the need to identify ways to engage neighboring countries in ending the presence of these forces on Libyan soil and called over the international community to support the 5+5 JMC as “an instrument of hope for those Libyans”.