Agreement Between Warring
When the parties signed the agreement, UNSMIL issued a statement saying “Good news for Libyans” The UN Special Envoy for Libya announced on Friday the signing of a “permanent” ceasefire agreement between the delegations of the Libyan warring parties. African Union Commission President Moussa Faki Mahamat welcomed the agreement and called on all parties to “respect the letter and spirit of this important development.” Photo of the signing ceremony between the warring parties in Sudan In addition, the two sides reached a “total agreement” on security measures in the Blue Nile and Nuba mountains. Asked why the agreement could hold this time after the impasse in which ceasefire agreements were blocked, the UN official said that both sides had signed the ceasefire on Friday, including Haftar, who abstained when a ceasefire was signed in Moscow in January. Williams also said that a flight from Tripoli, the capital of Libya, went to the coastal city of Benghazi early Friday, and there was now a steady resumption of flights between the two cities. Libya`s national agreement government was created in 2015 as part of a UN agreement, but efforts to find a long-term political solution have failed due to a military offensive by forces loyal to warlord Khalifa Haftar. Delegations from the parties to the conflict in Libya agreed on a comprehensive ceasefire at the Geneva talks last Friday. Khatibzadeh acknowledged the central role played by the United Nations and the parties to the Libyan negotiations in securing the agreement and expressed the hope that the ceasefire would be lasting and that all parties would respect their commitments. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the joint statement by the United States, Armenia and Azerbaijan on Sunday, announcing the entry into force of a humanitarian ceasefire agreement reached earlier at 8 a.m. .m a.m.
local time (0400 GMT), his spokesman said. Guterres praised U.S. facilitation efforts with the support of the co-chairs of the Minsk group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. “At 11:15 a.m. .m this morning, here at unsite headquarters in Geneva, the two Libyan delegations signed, with immediate effect, a national and permanent ceasefire agreement for the joint talks of the 5-5 Military Commission. The UN Security Council often imposes ceasefire resolutions on parties in modern conflicts or tries to force them.