Haddad and Nadhouri meet in Sirte to discuss unifying the military apparatus

Dec 11, 2021 | Libyan actors

On 11 December, the Government of National Unity (GNU) Chief of Staff, Mohammed Haddad, met with the Acting Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Abdurrazaq al-Nadhouri, in Sirte. The meeting reportedly covered seven main themes, centring on an agreement to develop mechanisms to unify Libya’s military institutions. The participants stressed that Libya’s military reunification would be conducted without foreign interference and politicization. They affirmed the ‘unity of the Libyan soil’ and made declarations of peace in Libya and support for the civil state. They also discussed plans for other aspects of Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reintegration (DDR) and Security Sector Reform (SSR) relating to arms control and armed groups. The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomed the meeting and encouraged Libyan authorities to take further steps to unify state institutions, including the military. The meeting was reportedly conducted in coordination with the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC). On 8 December, the 5+5 JMC travelled to Moscow to discuss their Action Plan for the withdrawal of foreign fighters from Libya with Russian officials, including Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.