Libya: Warring factions to meet for peace talks
Representatives of Libya’s two warring factions will today begin talks to reach a political solution to the Second Libyan Civil War.
The internationally-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) are expected to reinforce the ceasefire signed on October 23 and to work toward a framework for establishing and electing members of a new national government in the next 18 months.
Some steps have already been taken, including demilitarisation in the contested city of Sirte and an agreement to exchange prisoners and reopen commercial travel.
Initial discussions will likely focus on the expulsion of foreign mercenaries from both sides.