OREANDA-NEWS. Representatives of the parties to the inter-Libyan conflict have reached a historic agreement on the introduction of a permanent ceasefire, the United Nations Office in Geneva reported. At the UN, the agreement was assessed as an important turning point in progress towards peace and stability in Libya. Details of the concluded deal have not yet been specified; it is just known that the signing ceremony took place in Geneva on Friday morning.

Earlier this week, UN Special Envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, said that during the current round of negotiations, the parties to the conflict have reached an agreement to open airspace and remove restrictions on land movement within the country. The meeting participants also agreed to maintain the current state of calm on the front lines and avoid any escalation, she added.

The fourth round of negotiations on an inter-Libyan settlement is being held in Geneva from 10 to 24 of October.