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Berlin summit: Joint statement calls for demobilisation, disarmament of armed groups and militias in Libya

In a joint statement, participants in Sunday s Berlin conference on Libya have called for the demobilization of all Libyan armed groups and the subsequent integration of eligible fighters into a unified army and law enforcement branch. We call for a comprehensive process of demobilization and disarmament of armed groups and militias in Libya and the subsequent integration of suitable personnel into civilian, security and military state institutions, on an individual basis and based on a census of armed groups personnel and professional vetting. We call upon the United Nations to assist this process, the document s article 12 reads.In the chapter pertaining to security sector reforms, participants have called for restoring the monopoly of the state for the legitimate use of force. We support the establishment of unified Libyan national security, police and military forces under central, civilian authority, building upon the Cairo talks, and the documents produced therein, the ...


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