5+5 JMC agree on comprehensive Action Plan for withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign fighters

Oct 8, 2021 | Libyan actors

On 8 October, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) concluded a three-day meeting in Geneva by signing a comprehensive Action Plan ‘for the gradual, balanced and sequenced process of the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libyan territory’. The 5+5 JMC ‘stressed the need for the Libyan ceasefire monitoring mechanism to be ready, notably the presence of the UN international monitors in Libya prior to commencement of implementation of the plan’ and said it would ‘reach out to relevant national and international parties’ to support the implementation of the plan. The meeting was conducted under the auspices of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) head and Special Envoy Jan Kubis. Kubis praised the agreement as a ‘critical juncture in Libya’s path towards peace and democracy’ providing ‘positive momentum’ for the planned 24 December elections.