UN / LIBYA TALKS

02-Jun-2020 00:01:13
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya welcomed the acceptance by the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army of the resumption of talks on the ceasefire and associated security arrangements, a UN spokesperson said today. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / LIBYA TALKS
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 02 JUNE 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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02 JUNE 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Some positive news coming out Libya: The UN Support Mission in that country welcomes the acceptance by the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army of the resumption of talks on the ceasefire and associated security arrangements. That resumption is based on the draft agreement submitted by the UN Mission to the parties during the Joint Military Commission talks on February 23rd. The UN Mission hopes that the resumption of the Joint Military Commission talks will be marked by a return to calm and a humanitarian truce to pave the way for a lasting ceasefire agreement. The Mission wants the resumption of talks to enable the competent authorities to focus on addressing the repercussions and threat of the pandemic and facilitate the response of local and international agencies to urgent humanitarian needs. The Mission looks forward to starting the new round of the negotiations by videoconference, in light of the current circumstances. It hopes that the same professional, serious and responsible spirit that characterized the first and second rounds in Geneva will prevail in these talks.”
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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya welcomed the acceptance by the Government of National Accord and the Libyan National Army of the resumption of talks on the ceasefire and associated security arrangements, a UN spokesperson said today (2 Jun).

The spokesperson for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters via video teleconference that the UN Mission “hopes that the resumption of the Joint Military Commission talks will be marked by a return to calm and a humanitarian truce to pave the way for a lasting ceasefire agreement.”

The Mission, Dujarric said, “hopes that the same professional, serious and responsible spirit that characterized the first and second rounds in Geneva will prevail in these talks.”

The resumption of talks is based on the draft agreement submitted by the UN Mission to the parties during the Joint Military Commission talks on 23 February.
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