UNSMIL Welcomes Misrata-Tawergha Agreement at Tunis Meeting 27-28 May 2015
28 May 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the agreement reached by the delegations of Misrata and Tawergha at a meeting in Tunis on 28 May 2015 as another important step in achieving justice and ensuring the right of return in safety and dignity of the Tawerghans to their town.
UNSMIL is pleased to have facilitated the meeting of the two delegations and will continue to support this process. Specifically, UNSMIL will support the joint follow-up committee agreed by the two parties, working on the basis of international law and standards in order to achieve accountability, safe and voluntary return to Tawergha and reconciliation. UNSMIL also continues to call for the release of all those detained without legal basis.
UNSMIL believes that this agreement is a significant confidence building step that contributes to the overall efforts to bring peace and security to Libya and ensure the unity of the country. In this regard, UNSMIL stresses the importance and urgency of establishing a Government of National Accord that can shoulder its responsibilities in addressing this and other pressing national issues.Joint Statement: Misrata and Tawergha Meeting, 27-28 May 2015