Libyan Geneva Agreement: All Military Agreements on Hold

First published on LibyaReview

The Libyan parties in Geneva agreed to freeze the implementation of military agreements and the departure of training crews until a unified government takes over.

The agreement provided for an immediate ceasefire upon the signature of the agreement. The two sides agreed to form a force of regular soldiers from the 5+5 Joint Military Commission to solve expected violations. The ceasefire does not apply to United Nations designated terrorist groups.

The Libyans agreed to evacuate all military areas and to exit mercenaries and foreign fighters from the Libyan territory. Security arrangements will be implemented over evacuated areas.

The agreement stipulates the commitment of the two parties to stop any media escalation and hate speech from TV channels and websites, and to take deterrent measures against any media hate speech.

The parties agreed to assign the commander of the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) in the western and eastern regions and the representative of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to restructure the PFG.

According to the agreement, urgent measures will be taken, and a specialised committee will be formed to exchange those detained during military operations. The inventory and classification of armed groups and entities will begin, and a mechanism for bringing their members into state institutions will be initiated.

Arrests due to identity or political affiliation will be stopped, and criminal fugitives will be referred to competent authorities.

Roads, land, and air crossings will open all over Libya, and a joint security room will be formed to ensure the safe passage for citizens.

They also agreed to prepare a monitoring mechanism for the implementation of the agreement with the participation of the UN mission and the 5+5 Joint Military Commission.

The 5+5 Commission recommended the UN mission to refer the signed agreement to the Security Council, with the commitment of internal and external parties to implement it.