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Libya conference sees hope on elections, foreign forces

Libya’s transitional government underlined its commitment to holding elections on December 24 at a conference Wednesday with powers that have interests in the North African country, while the German hosts vowed to keep up pressure until all foreign forces have been withdrawn from Libya.

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Guterres: UN to soon deploy first monitors group in Libya

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday in remarks to Berlin II Conference that full implementation of a historic ceasefire agreement and the withdrawal of foreign forces are critical for consolidating peace in Libya, underlining the support for the Libyan-led ceasefire monitoring mechanism, with the first group of UN monitors …

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Coastal Road reopening postponed for public until road is serviced and checkpoints installed

After yesterday’s hype over the reopening by Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba of the coastal road between Misrata and Sirte, linking western and eastern Libya, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC) said the road will not be open to the general public immediately.

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Foreign Minister unveils Berlin II Conference “Libya Stability” initiative

The Libyan Foreign Minister, Najla Al-Mangoush, vowed to call, at the Berlin II Conference, for the end of all forms of foreign intervention and foreign forces’ presence in Libya as well as removing all foreign fighters without any distinction.

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Foreign forces need to withdraw from Libya immediately: AFRICOM commander Townsend

Attending the closing ceremony of ‘‘Exercise African Lion 21’’ held in Morocco 17-19 June, Commander of U.S. Africa Command, General Stephen Townsend, met with several African defence leaders including Libyan Government of National Unity representatives and the Chief of Staff of the Libyan Army, Gen. Mohamad al-Haddad, AFRICOM reported yesterday.

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