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Libya’s Tuareg affirm commitment to ceasefire agreement signed in Qatar

December 22, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Libya’s Tuareg tribes yesterday announced their full commitment to the ceasefire agreement signed between them and the Tebu tribes under Qatari auspices last month, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported.

“We reaffirm our commitment to the ceasefire agreement and adherence to dialogue as the only means to resolve our difference, out of our desire to maintain security and stability in Libya,” a statement by the Tuareg said.

The statement called on international parties, especially the United Nations Mission in Libya, to assume their responsibilities in supporting efforts to bring peace and development to the south.

“We reassure all the components of the south, especially our Arab brothers that we will work hard to cooperate with them to establish security and stability and to heal the rift caused by the recent events,” it added.

A ceasefire agreement was signed between the tribes of Tebu and Tuareg on 23 November ending more than a year of violent clashes. However the agreement was violated less than 24 hours later.

A spokesman for the Social Council of the Tuareg in Libya, Mgherbei Mohammed Saleh, told Anadolu that “the terms of the agreement will be implemented after the committees which oversaw the agreement signing return home.” No date was given for this.