The African Union is pursuing its efforts to find an African solution to the Libyan crisis, represented by the Chairperson of its High-Level Committee on Libya, Denis Sassou N'Guesso, and supported by, among others, Jean-Yves Ollivier, President of the Brazzaville Foundation. African problem, African solution? A brief review of the latest meetings.
The African Union's support for Libyans
On Monday 26 July, in Brazzaville, President Denis Sassou N'Guesso received the President of the Libyan Council, Mohammed el-Menfi. The two counterparts exchanged views on the evolution of the political and security situation in Libya. The restoration of lasting peace is possible, and it can be the result of a response by the African countries themselves.
"The resolution of the Libyan crisis appears, more than ever, as an absolute emergency," said President Denis Sassou N'Guesso, aware of the fact that this crisis constitutes a serious security threat for neighbouring states.
In a statement released after the meeting, the Congolese President reaffirmed his commitment to accompany the Libyans in the final settlement of the crisis in their country. He also informed Mohammed el-Menfi of the forthcoming dispatch of a government information mission to Libya and the convening of a meeting of the African Union's high-level committee.
The requirements for the success of the next elections scheduled for 24 December 2021 were also discussed during the meeting.
Read the Journal de l'Afrique article on this meeting by clicking here.
Denis Sassou N'Guesso, President of the Republic of Congo and Chairperson of the African Union High-Level Committee on Libya; Mohammed el-Menfi, President of the Council of Libya.