Libya: CMA calls for an end to foreign interference and for civilian populations to be placed under international protection
Since the fall of Gaddafi's regime, Libya has been embroiled in a civil war that has left thousands dead, wounded and displaced. Many infrastructures including schools, homes, hospitals, airports and roads have been destroyed or severely damaged. The country is in an advanced state of disrepair.
Foreign states, attracted by the country's energy resources, have interfered in the country's internal affairs, providing war machines and diplomatic support to the belligerents, thus aggravating the conflict with disastrous consequences for the population. The arms embargo decreed by the UN Security Council has never been respected and the arms supplying states have never been worried.
Because of the intervention of foreign powers to monopolize a share of the country's wealth and extend their strategic area of influence, Libya is reenacting at its expense the Iraqi or Syrian scenario whose first victims are the civilian population.
On January 19, 2020, Germany hosted a UN-sponsored "Libya Conference" in Berlin, bringing together the main governments involved in Libya: Russia, Turkey, the United States, France, Italy, Great Britain, Algeria, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Germany. The participants apparently called for a "permanent ceasefire", compliance with the "arms embargo" and an end to all foreign "interference" in the country. But apart from this solemn declaration, no timetable or methodology for the implementation of these points was agreed upon. In other words, this looks very much like a declaration of good intentions that the representatives of the states will immediately forget as soon as they leave Berlin.
The Amazigh World Congress (CMA) is convinced that the civil war in Libya could never have taken place or caused this disaster without the intervention of foreign states. Therefore, together with the Libyan civilian population and especially with the Amazigh communities in the east, south and west of Libya, CMA urges the UN, the AU and the EU:
- to set up without delay, an international force for the protection of the civilian population in Libya,
- carefully monitor compliance with the arms embargo and immediately sanction states and companies that violate it,
- to demand the immediate withdrawal of mercenaries and other foreign forces from Libya and an end to all forms of foreign influence in that country,
- to prohibit the marketing of Libyan oil and to set up a system of bartering oil for basic necessities and products exclusively for civilian use,
- facilitate the organisation of a national conference in Libya "for peace, reconciliation and development", involving communities, civil society and political organisations.
The CMA suggests that the UN, the AU and the EU set up a special task force to develop and conduct follow-up operations to these measures with a view to the early return to peace in Libya.
Paris, 8/01/2970 – 20/01/2020
The Board of CMA. Auteur: CMA Date : 2020-01-22 20:52:00
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