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The Security Council demands the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya

The UN Security Council called on Friday, in a declaration unanimously adopted, for the “withdrawal of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya without further delay,” welcoming the confidence granted by the Libyan Parliament to the country’s transitional government.

It came in The declaration that “the Security Council calls on all parties to fully implement the ceasefire agreement (on October 23) and urges member states to respect the agreement and support its full implementation.”

According to the United Nations, there were still about 20 thousand soldiers and mercenaries in Libya at the end of 2020, and no withdrawal movement had yet been observed.

The text also indicates that “the Security Council calls for full respect on the part of all Member States for the arms embargo imposed by the United Nations, in accordance with the relevant Security Council resolutions.”

This ban is imposed since The year 2011 has been systematically violated for years, according to the UN experts charged with monitoring it. Their annual report is expected to be issued in the coming days.

The declaration adopted Friday adds that “the Security Council recognizes the need to plan for the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration of armed groups, reform of the security sector, and the establishment of a comprehensive security structure with civilian leadership. To all parts of Libya. ”

The UN mission in Libya said that Jan Kubis discussed with French officials supporting the Interim Authority to unify Libya and speeding up the expulsion of mercenaries from Libya.

In a key step On Wednesday, the Libyan parliament voted to give confidence to the national unity government headed by Abdul Hamid Dabaiba, as part of a UN-backed plan to end a decade of chaos and violence that includes holding elections next December.

The head of the Libyan Presidency Council, Muhammad, said Exiled, he will work to unify the ranks of the Libyan army on professional foundations and a purely national creed, as he describes it, in addition to strengthening security in Libya.

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