5 + 5 Joint Military Commission meeting in Geneva underway
On 3 February, the UNSMIL-mediated 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission began in Geneva between the GNA and LNA military representatives. The meetings are being moderated by the UN Envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame. The Commission was established as one of the points of the communique agreed by the international community at the Berlin Conference on 19 January. On 4 February, Salame said the parties have agreed on the principle of turning transform the truce into a more solid one, less often violated by either side, but stressed that now the question is what the conditions will be. He added that so far the two delegations had not met, but that he hoped they would be willing to sit in the same room eventually.