Libya: UN official discusses integration of armed factions into Libyan institutions
The UN Special Advisor on Libya, Stephanie Williams, spoke on Wednesday about ways to reintegrate people affiliated with armed factions into state institutions.
She said this during her meeting with the head of the Military Committee “410”, Mahmoud Bin Yaza, at the naval base “Abu Sitta” in Tripoli.
“I followed closely the work of the Committee as well as its plans to reintegrate the armed factions into state institutions and the private sector.”
For its part, the Committee stressed that “Libya is ready to take under its wing those concerned in the framework of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration program. Except that this requires stability and non-interference from abroad.
The two sides also discussed “ways in which the UN can support the work of the Disarmament Committee, namely the exchange of experiences with other countries,” she said.
The “410” Committee is affiliated with the Libyan Chief of Staff and works primarily to support the Libyan army to repel the aggression launched by retired Major General Khalifa Haftar in April 2019.
Last October, the Libyan government launched a national project to rehabilitate and reintegrate youth affiliated with armed factions who wish to join state institutions.
The oil-rich country has suffered for years from armed conflict. With the support of Arab and Western countries, mercenaries and foreign fighters, warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia fought against the former internationally recognized government of national accord.