The meeting reached an interim agreement on a roadmap for free, fair, inclusive and credible parliamentary and presidential elections, including measures to unite institutions, she said. Political talks on Libya`s future have resulted in an agreement to hold elections within 18 months, the UN envoy-in-office for Libya said on Wednesday, hailing a “breakthrough” in a peace process that still faces major obstacles. The outcome of the meeting between the two sides in early February was an agreement on several principles, including the defence of Libyan territory, Libya`s independence from international interference, opposition to “terrorist groups identified by the United Nations (Al-Qaeda, IS, Ansar al-Sharia) ” and support for the role of an existing UNSMIL committee in the exchange of prisoners and the return of prisoners. The two sides agreed to continue negotiations for a “comprehensive ceasefire agreement.” The Mission proposed on February 18 for the next roundtable.  The second point of the three-point peace plan is to stop the flow of arms to Libya, an international conference that pressures countries involved in the conflict to stop feeding it. “God willing, this will be the key to peace and security throughout Libya,” Colonel Ali Abushama, the head of the government delegation, said at the signing ceremony. “We have enough suffering, enough division, enough blood.” Libya has a long history of failed peace initiatives and the response of foreign donors, who have fuelled the long-standing war on both sides of the conflict, will be decisive for the success of the ceasefire. Williams said the agreement would be sent immediately to the UN Security Council and stressed the crucial importance of international support. On 9 November, in the Tunisian capital, the United Nations will facilitate the meetings of the 75 participants in the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum it has chosen. Their mission is to find consensus on a governance framework that will lead to national elections in the near future. Strong political will is needed for accountability to play a leading role in these debates. If justice is not advanced, it will only hinder the search for lasting peace. Former UN envoy Ghassan Salame resigned earlier this year, in part because of anger that the international community has failed to helpfully support peace efforts in Libya.
The three-pronged inter-Libyan negotiations, chaired by UNSMIL`s Stephanie Williams, continued after the August ceasefire and the Montreux meeting in September with the political path that became the Libyan Forum for Political Dialogue and the military path that led to a permanent ceasefire agreement on 24 October 2020.  On 25 February 2020[update] is Ahmed Abu Shahma, head of the five members of the Libyan Joint Military Commission (JMC) of the GNA.  Ali Hamed al-Lamaoui, a political representative of a brigade of the Toubou people from southern Libya, said that as of 22 February 2020, the JMC had “excluded the Libyan majority from the construction of solutions”, with four of the five GNA representatives from Zintan, Misrata, Tripoli and Zawiya.