El-Sonni: Guterres suggested sending ceasefire observers to Libya, not "military forces"

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 11 Jan 2021, 02:57 PM
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Libya's representative to the United Nations, Taher El-Sonni, said that the proposal of Security Council Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to observe the ceasefire in Libya "does not include sending military forces or blue hats as rumored."

El-Sonni added in a post on his official Twitter page Saturday, that in response to the request of the 5+5 Committee, "non-military and unarmed" observers are being sent under UN supervision.

El-Sonni said that the international observers will be tasked with monitoring the Bin Jawad - Abu Grein – Sokna triangle, stressing that this is a proposal awaiting Security Council approval.

On Saturday, the UN mission expected to send a limited number of "neutral, unarmed and plain-clothes" international observers to join the Libyan observers from the 5+5 joint military commission.

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