The joint military commission of the Libyan parties started its work in Geneva on Monday, the press service of the UN Geneva office said.
“The Joint Libyan Military Commission, consisting of “5+5″, today began meeting under the auspices of the UN in Geneva”, – it was reported.
As noted, the commission comprised five senior officers from the Government of National Unity and five senior officers from the Libyan National Army. The talks are led by UN Special Envoy to Libya Hassan Salame and head of the UN support mission in Libya.
The creation of a military committee, including representatives of the warring parties, was announced after an international conference on Libya in Berlin on January 19. The document adopted at the end of the conference says that the first step in the security sphere implies formation of a joint military commission in the format of “5 + 5” – five representatives each from Marshal Khalifa Haftar of the LPA and from the Government of National Accord led by Fayez Sarrage.
The purpose of the military committee is to negotiate a full ceasefire in Libya. UN Secretary General António Guterres previously expected to convene a meeting of the military committee in Geneva on January 28, but this did not happen.