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World How the world reacted to Libya ceasefire deal

17:05  23 october  2020
17:05  23 october  2020 Source:   aljazeera.com

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The two warring sides in Libya have signed an agreement for “a permanent ceasefire in all areas of Libya ”, the United Nations Libya mission said in a Facebook post, showing live video of the ceremony to sign the Here is how global bodies and leaders reacted to the ceasefire announcement

Libya 's warring sides signed an agreement for a permanent ceasefire on Friday in Geneva, representing a step forward in diplomatic efforts to Who has agreed to the ceasefire ? Libya is split between the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli

The two warring sides in Libya have signed an agreement for “a permanent ceasefire in all areas of Libya”, the United Nations Libya mission said in a Facebook post, showing live video of the ceremony to sign the agreement.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Head of Libya's Government of National Accord delegation, Ahmed Ali Abushahma, attends the talks between the rival factions in Geneva [Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters] © Head of Libya's Government of National Accord delegation, Ahmed Ali Abushahma, attends the talks bet... Head of Libya's Government of National Accord delegation, Ahmed Ali Abushahma, attends the talks between the rival factions in Geneva [Fabrice Coffrini/Reuters]

After mediation this week led by UN envoy for Libya, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission reached what the UN called a “historic achievement” and an “important turning point towards peace and stability in Libya”.

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Libya has been racked by violence since a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 overthrew and killed veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The North African country has been dominated by armed groups, riven by local conflicts, and divided between two bitterly opposed administrations: the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, and a rival administration in the east affiliated with renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.

Here is how global bodies and leaders reacted to the ceasefire announcement:

United Nations

Stephanie Turco Williams, the UN’s envoy to the troubled petroleum-rich country, said it was “a moment that will go down in history”.

“You have met for the sake of Libya, for your people in order to take concrete steps to put an end to their suffering,” she said at the signing ceremony.

UN representative speaks of a historic moment: Armistice decided in Libya

 UN representative speaks of a historic moment: Armistice decided in Libya Libya has been sinking into chaos for years. Military representatives in Geneva have now taken a decisive step towards peace. © Photo: Violaine Martin / dpa Stephanie Williams, UN Commissioner for Libya, during talks between UNSMIL (United Nations Support Mission in Libya) and the conflicting parties on October 19, 2020. The rival camps in the civil war in Libya have agreed on a truce.

The warring factions in Libya signed a ceasefire accord last Friday, effective immediately, after five days of talks in Geneva facilitated by the United Nations, which called the agreement a "turning point" for the war-ravaged North African country. Libya descended into revolution and a complex civil war

Rival factions in Libya have failed to agree on a deal over extending a ceasefire . At peace talks in Moscow, the UN-recognized government signed off on an

“Nobody can love Libya as much as you do,” said Williams, who heads the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

European Union

The European Commission welcomed the declaration of a ceasefire in Libya and called for it to go into immediate effect and for peace talks to resume.

“The agreement of a permanent ceasefire is key for the resumption of a political dialogue,” EU foreign policy spokesman Peter Sano told reporters.

“It’s very important, as well, to see this accord put into effect.”

Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned the viability of a permanent ceasefire signed between Libya’s two rival factions, one of which is supported by Ankara.

“Today’s ceasefire agreement was actually not made at the highest level, it was at a lower level. Time will tell whether it will last,” Erdogan, who backs the GNA, told reporters in Istanbul.

“So it seems to me that it lacks credibility,” he said.

Justice and accountability key to Libya peace: Human Rights Watch .
Rights watchdog says ‘failure to see justice done will only hamper aspirations for durable peace’.“Failure to see justice done will only hamper aspirations for a durable peace,” warned the rights group’s senior Libya researcher, Hanan Salah, on Thursday.

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