Statement by the meeting of the JMC 5+5 and military and security commanders in Tripoli in the presence of SRSG Bathily
In the name of God, the most gracious, the most merciful:
“Our Lord, decide between us and our people with truth. You are the best of those who judge.”
On 4 Ramadan 1444 AH / 26 March 2023, the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC), in the presence of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Libya, organized a meeting between commanders of the military and security units in the western, eastern, and southern regions.
The discussion focused on the role of the military and security institutions in providing a conducive environment for advancing the political process and holding free and fair elections during 2023.
The meeting in Tripoli emphasized the following points:
- The dialogue should be Libyan–Libyan and inside Libya.
- Rejection of foreign interference in Libyan affairs.
- Full commitment to the outcomes of the dialogues between the military and security commanders that were decided during their first and second meetings held respectively in Tunis and Tripoli.
- Rejection of fighting and all forms of violence throughout the entirety of Libya’s territory.
- Continuation of work towards unifying the military institutions through the Chiefs of Staff; unifying the security institutions; and the rest of the state institutions.
- Forming a unified government for all Libyan state institutions.
- Increasing efforts to address the challenges facing those displaced and those affected by fighting and wars.
- Completion of national reconciliation and reparation efforts.
- Commitment to pursue elections and the need for the House of Representatives and the High Council of the State to complete the tasks entrusted with them.
It was also agreed to hold the next meeting during the month of Ramadan in Benghazi.
(Translated from Arabic)