Al-Naqasa: We Will Meet Today with UN’s Advance Monitor Team in Tripoli – Al Marsad

Member of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC) delegation of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Brigadier Mukhtar al-Naqasa, confirmed that the international UN advance monitor team was in Tripoli and not in Sirte at the present time.

(Libya, 4 March 2021) – Brigadier Mukhtar Al-Naqasa said in a statement today, Thursday, that the JMC would meet today with the 10 UN advance team of observers in the city of Tripoli, to discuss their work. He pointed out that their tasks are limited to assessing the situation with local observers appointed by the committee, indicating that they will not attend meetings of the JMC.

He also stated that the observers would receive orders from the JMC and submit their reports to them and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and they would be under the protection of a joint force assigned by the JMC.

Al-Naqasa referred to the possibility of increasing the number of observers if the geographical area expanded, stressing that they are civilian observers who do not carry any weapons.

In a related context, Al-Naqasa clarified that the decision of the Parliament’s meeting in the city of Sirte is a political decision that is not part of the JMC’s tasks, but only part of the committee’s technical duties.