According to the committee’s statement, the meeting will discuss ways to preserve the ceasefire agreement, and study the development of successful mechanisms to permanently remove mercenaries and foreign forces supporting them from Libya.
It also discusses new actions that contribute to the Libyan military rapprochement and societal reconciliation to achieve national sovereignty and stability, according to the statement.
According to Libyan media, the committee also intends, during its closed meeting, to discuss demining.
Special sources from within the (5 + 5 Committee) told “Sky News Arabia” that the crowds and armed preparations driven by the militias in the capital, Tripoli, are also at the heart of the committee’s discussions, especially after the Prime Minister, Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, announced his refusal to hand over power in the event of the formation of the committee. new government.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added that the committee will lead discussions with the leaders of the armed formations to try to persuade them not to interfere in the political disputes now, and to abide by the ceasefire agreement; To avoid back to square zero.
In addition to the above, the meetings will discuss the opening of the Bugrain Al-Jufra road, the fate of detainees and missing persons, and the file of international observers, according to the same source.
And the Joint Military Committee (5 + 5) was agreed to be formed at the Berlin Conference on Libya in January 2020, from 5 soldiers from the Libyan National Army forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and 5 soldiers from the government in Tripoli, to establish the ceasefire.
Optimism to prevent clash
The Libyan military analyst, Taha Al-Bashir, told “Sky News Arabia” that “the military committee has the right, of course, to follow up on the political events taking place in the country, especially as it casts a shadow over the security and military situation, and everyone sees the military reinforcements taking place in the Libyan West, and Dabaiba’s refusal to hand over power.”
Al-Bashir was optimistic about the outcome of the meetings, based on the fact that “the Military Committee enjoys international and international support, and this may be a reason to put an end to the political exchange that will lead to a new military crisis by using the international pressure card.”
Libyan political analyst Sultan al-Baroni shared his optimism, saying that the committee “may be able to find a solution to prevent a military clash in the West that would bring us back to years of chaos,” noting that the committee may play the role of mediator to prevent this clash.
Al-Baroni indicated that unresolved files may be the subject of discussion in the Sirte meetings, such as the mercenary file, which witnessed a stalemate, and opened some roads, as well as the committee’s primary goal, which is to unify the military institution, about which positive indicators appeared.
Tripoli witnessed the past few days the entry of huge military convoys after Parliament announced the non-renewal of the current government.
And the United Nations warned of a worsening of the situation, and said through its spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, that things in Libya were going in the opposite direction.
And on Tuesday, Prime Minister Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba said in a televised speech directed to the Libyans that he would not allow a new transitional phase, and would not accept a “parallel” authority, referring to an upcoming session of Parliament on Thursday to choose a new prime minister.
On Monday, Parliament approved a draft decision of the “Road Map Committee”, which stipulates that “elections will be held within a period not exceeding 14 months from the date of the constitutional amendment”, the interim constitution, and specified the government’s mission to lead the transitional phase to elections.