African Union Peace Commissioner: We Support Libyans to Move Towards Democracy Through Elections – Al Marsad

The Commissioner for Political, Peace and Security of the African Union, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, said that the African Union Commission had anticipated the postponement of the elections in Libya.

In an exclusive interview with the Egyptian newspaper Al-Shorouk, on the sidelines of his visit to Cairo, Ambassador Bankole Adewe said: “We do not want to delay solutions either, and we are working to support the establishment of peace and stability in Libya through the consensus of the main players within the Libyan scene.”

He continued, “We want Libya to return to a strong and stable country for the benefit of the African continent in general, and the North African region in particular, as well as the Sahel and Sahara region.”

He affirmed the African Union’s support of the Libyans in moving towards democracy and stability by organizing free and fair elections. He said African Union will work with relevant authorities, such as the United Nations, in the context of relevant Security Council resolutions towards achieving consensus among Libyans in reaching stability, especially with regard to the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from the country.

He said that the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya will have positive impact in uniting the Libyan ranks and creating an environment suitable for all parties for stability and security.