US Embassy Libya’s statement on the nationwide ceasefire signed today in Geneva

The United States warmly welcomes the permanent, nationwide ceasefire signed at the Joint Military Commission (JMC) talks in Geneva.  This agreement is a major step forward toward realizing the shared interests of all Libyans in de-escalation, stability, and the departure of foreign fighters.  We congratulate the parties on the successful outcome of their negotiations, and Acting SRSG Stephanie Williams for her indispensable role in facilitating the talks.   We urge internal and external actors now to support good faith implementation of the agreement.  Today’s accomplishment sets the stage for further progress in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum that will get underway next week aimed at a lasting resolution to the conflict.