African Union’s Brazzaville Summit Calls for a Pan-Libya Reconciliation Conference – Al Marsad

The Eighth meeting of the African Union High-Level Committee on Libya concluded its sessions in Brazzaville today. African Heads of States gathered in Brazzaville agreed also to convene a conference on Libya with the parties to the conflict, delegations from neighbouring countries, as well as representatives from the United Nations, the League of Arab States, the European Union, and the African Union. 

[Libya, 31 January 2020] – Moussa Faki, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, described the 8th meeting of the African Union High-Level Committee on Libya in Brazzaville as an “excellent meeting.”

“We agreed on modalities for preparations for the African Union to convene an Inter-Libyan Reconciliation Conference in one of the Libyan cities, in consultation with Libyan parties, neighbouring countries and the United Nations,” the African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki elaborated at the conclusion of the Brazzaville meeting. The 8th summit was attended by the host Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso who was joined by his Djibouti counterpart Ismail Omar Guelleh, and President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani of Mauritania, along with other heads of African governments and representatives of international organizations.

“Our sense of responsibility invites us to action in order to integrate recent developments in this crisis into our approach. Our duty for Africa still challenges us today to raise and engrave the Libyan question to the level of absolute priority in the peace and security agenda of the African Union and the United Nations,” said the Republic of the Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who chairs the African Union’s High-Level Committee on Libya.

“The continued flow of mercenaries and terrorists to the country, aggravates the state of destabilization and anarchy in Libya, while the multiplication of external interference does not help to solve the crisis,” said the African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki.

“The 11-member Committee, chaired by Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso, also agreed to establish a Preparatory Committee for the AU Inter-Libyan Forum, which will be open to all parties to the Libyan conflict, including Libyan tribal leaders, social components, women, youth and other political and social actors in Libya,” Moussa Faki continued.

© Al Marsad English (2020)