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Switzerland: Libya's warring parties meet for 4th day of talks at the UN01:39

Switzerland: Libya's warring parties meet for 4th day of talks at the UN

Switzerland, Geneva
October 22, 2020 at 15:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Delegations from the two warring sides in the Libya conflict met for the fourth day at the UN Palace of Nations in Geneva, Thursday, to continue the fourth round of the Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks aiming to discuss a comprehensive reconciliation process in the country.

The Government of National Accord (GNA) delegation could be seen arriving first, followed by the Libyan National Army (LNA) envoys.

Talks involve political and economic discussions, in a bid to end the civil war that has been plaguing the nation for years.

Thursday's meeting comes after the UN envoy for Libya Stephanie Turco Williams announced that the two parties "have reached agreement on several important issues which directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people."

The round of talks in Geneva is marked by in-person meetings between the delegations of the two parties to the conflict in Libya, made up of five high-ranking officers from each side, compromising the military leadership of the Tripoli and Benghazi/Tobruk-based powers.

Libyan National Army (LNA) forces, led by Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar are based in Benghazi, with the parliament in Tobruk, and the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, is based in Tripoli. Libya has been torn by conflict since the ousting of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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Delegations from the two warring sides in the Libya conflict met for the fourth day at the UN Palace of Nations in Geneva, Thursday, to continue the fourth round of the Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks aiming to discuss a comprehensive reconciliation process in the country.

The Government of National Accord (GNA) delegation could be seen arriving first, followed by the Libyan National Army (LNA) envoys.

Talks involve political and economic discussions, in a bid to end the civil war that has been plaguing the nation for years.

Thursday's meeting comes after the UN envoy for Libya Stephanie Turco Williams announced that the two parties "have reached agreement on several important issues which directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people."

The round of talks in Geneva is marked by in-person meetings between the delegations of the two parties to the conflict in Libya, made up of five high-ranking officers from each side, compromising the military leadership of the Tripoli and Benghazi/Tobruk-based powers.

Libyan National Army (LNA) forces, led by Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar are based in Benghazi, with the parliament in Tobruk, and the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, is based in Tripoli. Libya has been torn by conflict since the ousting of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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