Friday 22 September 2017

Congo to host Libya’s crisis summit on Saturday

Congo to host Libya’s crisis summit on Saturday
(APA 09/08/17)
Congo to host Libya’s crisis summit on Saturday

A summit on the Libyan crisis opens Saturday in Brazzaville under the aegis of Congolese President Denis Sassou N’Guesso, in his capacity as chairman of the African Union High-Level Committee on Libya, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

The Head of the national unity government, Fayez al-Sarraj; Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who controls much of Libya, and Anguila Sala Issa, president of the Libyan parliament, will take part in the meeting which aim is to restore peace in this country plunged into violence since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011.

The Brazzaville reunion will also include the participation of delegates from other countries members of the High Level Committee of the African Union on this Libyan crisis, namely Niger, Mauritania, South Africa and countries bordering Libya (Chad, Sudan, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria).

Gathered in Paris in June at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, the main protagonists of the Libyan crisis had accepted, without signing it, a roadmap on a ceasefire and the organization of the elections next year.

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