UN Security Council Calls For Immediate Withdrawal of All Mercenaries from Libya – Al Marsad

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) called on all Libyan and international parties to respect the ceasefire agreement and the arms embargo, as stipulated by the Council’s relevant resolutions.

(Libya, 30 January 2021) – The president of the UNSC, Tunisian Ambassador Tariq Al Adab, whose country is chairing the Security Council this month, made the remarks after a closed consultation session held by the Security Council on Libya.

The Tunisian ambassador called on Security Council members present at the closed consultation session to withdraw all foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya without delay and urged the implementation of confidence-building measures in accordance with the ceasefire agreement of 23 October 2021, the outcome of the Berlin conference and the relevant UNSC resolutions.

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres also added his voice, calling on the thousands of foreign fighters and mercenaries to leave Libya immediately leave Libya. He said: “It’s essential that all foreign troops and all foreign mercenaries move first to Benghazi and to Tripoli and, from there, move back and leave the Libyans alone, because the Libyans have already proven that, left alone, they are able to address their problems,” he said.