UN Secretary-General Guterres calls for unification of Libyan army and police institutions

By Sami Zaptia.

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres (Photo: UN)

London, 15 January 2021:

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has confirmed that a number of steps must be taken to reach a permanent ceasefire agreement in Libya, the Tripoli based official state news agency LANA reported Wednesday (13 January).

LANA said according to a report he presented to Security Council Members on the latest developments related to the Libyan crisis, a permanent ceasefire needs the acceptance of the parties and the Libyan public, as well as the support of regional and international stakeholders for this agreement.

Guterres said it is essential that all member states comply with a total arms embargo on Libya and other Security Council sanctions.

He said other reforms in the security and disarmament sector need to be worked out to unify the army and police institutions.

 

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