The Brazzaville Foundation agrees to delay “Dakar 2"
The Brazzaville Foundation is committed to holding a new round of the inter-Libyan dialogue that it launched at a meeting in Dakar in May 2018. However, after consultations with the African Union and its Libyan contacts, the Foundation has agreed to delay “Dakar 2” until the end of this year or early next because the current security situation in Libya makes it difficult for potential participants to travel. This will also help avoid the risk of any interference with other international initiatives aimed at promoting peace in Libya. The Foundation will use the extra time to try to ensure more Libyan civil society involvement and increase participation by Libyan factions and militias.
In May 2018, with the support of the President of Senegal, the Brazzaville Foundation organised the first round of a inter-Libyan dialogue in Dakar to enable Libyans representing awide range of views and interests, including long-standing opponents, to meet, many for the first time, and talk to each other without outside intermediaries or outside interference. This dialogue is intended to break down the barriers of mistrust which currently divide Libyans and to create a process of rapprochement and reconciliation which will underpin negotiations on an eventual political settlement. As highlignted in recent publications, the Foundation's efforts are complementary to and supportive of the UN, African Union and other international initiatives designed to bring peace and stability to Libya. The aim of Dakar 2 is to broaden and deepen the dialogue begun in May.