Guterres suggests sending observers

Tunisia, chairing the UN Security Council this month, called for a UN intervention in Libya to monitor the ceasefire following the agreement signed in October last year, in the hope that the Council would issue a resolution “as soon as possible” Antonio Guterres, for his part, called on the Member States to adopt a ceasefire mechanism by sending international observers.

The UN Secretary-General has called for the formation of an international committee to monitor the ceasefire in Libya, which will work with joint monitoring teams from the two competing governments in Tripoli and eastern Libya “for specific tasks of monitoring and verification,” he said.

The Joint Military Commission called for the deployment of “individual, unarmed and non-uniformed” international observers under the auspices of the United Nations. This team of international observers would be “agile and scalable to carry out surveillance” according to the concept of the Military Commission.

The UN chief believes a provisional team should be sent to Tripoli as a first step to “lay the groundwork for the United Nations’ gradual monitoring of the ceasefire.” “

The UN Secretary-General will also have to start the search for a special envoy for Libya from scratch after Nickolay Mladenov’s failure in the home leg last December. Meanwhile, the situation in Libya is still fluctuating between war and peace.

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