On Saturday, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomed the exchange of 48 prisoners between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA), according to Sputnik news agency.
In a tweet, the mission said, “UNSMIL welcomes the remarkable success registered today by the exchange of prisoners from both sides under the supervision of the Joint Military Commission (5+5), and thanks to the good offices of the tribal sheikhs and elders.”
Moreover, it urged both parties to accelerate the full implementation of the comprehensive ceasefire agreement, signed in Geneva, on October 23, 2020.
2/2 The Mission takes this opportunity to urge both parties to accelerate the full implementation of the comprehensive ceasefire agreement, signed on October 23, 2020 in Geneva, including the exchange of all prisoners. pic.twitter.com/jYXQM9N1Uk
— UNSMIL (@UNSMILibya) December 25, 2020
It is worth mentioning that, earlier in November, the Joint Military Commission agreed on terms for the ceasefire implementation in the country, including the return of forces back to their camps and the withdrawal of foreign forces from conflict lines, according to Xinhua.
The delegations also agreed to exchange all prisoners, remove landmines in cooperation with the UN teams and the General Intelligence Service, and combat hate speech.