Commander Haftar Confirms LNA Participation in 5+5 Military Commission Talks - UN Mission in Libya

Commander Haftar Confirms LNA Participation in 5+5 Military Commission Talks - UN Mission in Libya

Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar confirmed that his side will take part in the upcoming 5+5 military commission talks in Geneva, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said, Sputnik reports.

“SRSG [Special Representative to the Secretary-General] @GhassanSalame … met today in Rajma with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who confirmed LNA’s participation in the Joint Military Commission (5+5) talks, expected to start soon in Geneva”, the UNSMIL announced late on Saturday via their Twitter account.

​The UN-initiated committee will comprise five representatives of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and five representatives of the Libyan National Army (LNA). Its formation was announced at the Berlin conference on Libya, held on 19 January.

The purpose of the military committee is to negotiate a full ceasefire in Libya between the warring GNA and LNA. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres previously counted on convening a meeting of the military commission in Geneva on 28 January, but this did not happen.

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