Ceasefire in Libya: Libyan Leaders Sign Coexistence Agreement
A 15-day ceasefire, expected to be the first in a series, took effect in Libya on June 25 in the northeastern cities of Benghazi, Ajdabiya and Derna. The agreement was signed between President of the Libyan House of Representatives and Senior Commander of the Libyan Armed Forces Aguila Saleh Issa, and First Commander in Chief of the Libyan Armed Forces Khalifa Belqasim Haftar.
The Coexistence Agreement, a peace initiative proposed by Libyan politician Basit Igtet, delineates the beginning of a new era for the country’s sociopolitical development. The agreement outlines the first of several phases through which Libya’s leadership and citizenship may unite in order to create the establishment of a civil state.
The signing of the Coexistence Agreement by Issa and Haftar marks an important turning point for the State of Libya. Since the 2011 Civil War … the country has been torn by regional, tribal conflict.
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