Resumed Libya talks result in deal to exchange prisoners: UN envoy

UN Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame holds a press briefing during UN-brokered military talks. (AFP)

Resumed talks between Libyan rival sides in Geneva have resulted in a deal to exchange prisoners, the United Nations’ Special Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame tells Al Arabiya.

“The decision to resume the Geneva talks was Libyan. Any breaches to the ceasefire is threatening efforts made during the Berlin summit regarding Libya,” said Salame during the interview.

“We have also made progress on the issue of keeping the fighting in Libya away from residential areas,” Salame added.

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The UN envoy also said that a sanctions mechanism for the violation of an arms embargo to Libya is in the hands of the UN Security Council.

Rival sides to the conflict in Libya resumed talks in Geneva aimed at finding a lasting ceasefire in the war-torn country, the UN said on Thursday.

The talks are being attended by five senior officers from the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) and five delegates representing the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA).
 

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