A member of the 5 + 5 Joint Military Committee, Lieutenant-General Khairi Al-Tamimi, announced in a statement to Al-Arabiya.net that the committee will turn this month to Russia and Turkey to discuss with officials of these two countries the file of removing foreign mercenaries from Libyan territory.)
He added that the committee will head to Russia and Turkey after the Paris conference on Libya to be held on November 12, to discuss ways and prospects for cooperation and coordination with them to get mercenaries and all foreign forces out of Libya.
(This comes, while the file of the withdrawal of mercenaries between the Libyan authorities and some international powers, led by Russia and Turkey, is still on the table, with the continued presence of Syrian mercenaries transferred by Ankara to Libya, in separate areas of the west and east of Libya.
Regional and Western pressures
The Libyan authorities and regional and Western countries are pressing to expel all foreign mercenaries from the country, and consider that achieving stability and lasting peace in Libya is directly related to the final exit of all foreign forces and mercenaries.
The two parties to the conflict had reached a ceasefire agreement a year ago in the Swiss city of Geneva, stipulating the withdrawal of all mercenaries and Foreign forces from Libya by last January, but the controversy of the two parties and the countries concerned with this issue hindered the removal of mercenaries from Libyan territory.