Meeting of the Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso with the President of the Council of Libyan Tribes and Cities

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 - 13:33

Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso, who was appointed by the African Summit to resolve the Libyan crisis, met on March 11 with the President of the High Council of Libyan Tribes and Cities, Mr. Al-Agili Al-Brini. The meeting was attended by the Commissioner of the African Union, Mr. Mohammed Ayashi Al-Ajrudi.

During the meeting, they discussed the development of the Libyan dossier in the light of recent events, including the efforts of the UN envoy Hasan Salama and the French and Italian mediators.

Mr. Brini told President Denis Sassou Nguesso that a meeting on Libyan reconciliation would be held in Sirte at the end of March and invited him to attend or appoint a representative. President Denis Sassou Nguesso accepted the invitation and decided to send his Foreign Minister there.

The President of the Congo and the African Union Commissioner also informed Mr. Brini of the recent summit in Africa, which set out a roadmap for resolving the Libyan crisis and achieving reconciliation by holding a summit on April 5 and 6 in the capital of Congo Brazzaville in the presence of all stakeholders from the African Union, the UN and all Libyan parties.

President Denis Sassou-Nguesso said that the culmination of this meeting would be the adoption of the “road map” developed at the African summit on February 12 and the Libyan reconciliation will be announced.

He also criticized other attempts to resolve the Libyan crisis, which did not lead to any result, pointing out that there is an African consensus on resolving the Libyan crisis in Africa on the basis of the developed roadmap, which will conclude with a meeting at the highest level, uniting all Libyan parties. The meeting will be held at the headquarters of the African Union.

 Recall that the African Union (AU) called for a conference on national reconciliation and general elections in Libya in the second half of 2019. This is stated in the organization’s communiqué, published on February 12 following the 32nd summit of the pan-African organization in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The Assembly of the African Union instructed the chairman of the AU commission, Musa Faki Mahamata, to "make efforts to convene an international conference under the auspices of the AU and the UN on reconciliation in Libya" in Addis Ababa in July 2019.

"Together with the United Nations and the Libyan government, all necessary measures should be taken to organize the presidential and legislative elections in October 2019," the communique said.

The African Union was created in May 1963. Then he was called the Organization of African Unity. The name of this regional intergovernmental organization changed in 2001.

The African Union includes 55 states.