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Published on May 07, 2018 / Peace

The Brazzaville Foundation organises in Dakar an interlibyan dialogue for peace and reconciliation of the country


The Brazzaville Foundation, under the leadership of its president Jean-Yves Ollivier, is organizing an "inter-Libyan dialogue" between some thirty parties involved in the conflict from May 11 to 13 in Dakar. Representatives of various tendencies of the former regime of Muammar Gaddafi will be present in Dakar from May 11 to 13 for an exceptional conference. This event, the first of its kind in many months, is being held with the agreement of the African Union and the support of His Excellency Macky Sall, President of Senegal.

At the initiative of Brazzaville Foundation, organisation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to conflict resolution, the objective of the conference is to establish a lasting dialogue, without intermediaries and without preconditions, between Libyan representatives from all political backgrounds. "Breaking down the wall of mistrust" is the ambition of this event.


This initiative, led for several months by Jean-Yves Ollivier, is totally complementary to other mediation efforts undertaken by international actors such as the UN, which is organizing a national reconciliation conference until the end of July. The initiative is intended to be an opportunity for a free exchange of views.


The Brazzaville Foundation is indeed convinced that encouraging peaceful dialogue between Libyans is essential to consider a way out of the conflict. Jean-Yves Ollivier, who has distinguished himself as a mediator in the resolution of several conflicts in Africa and the Middle East, has been working for many months on the elaboration of a roadmap for peace and reconciliation, involving all the parties to the conflict.


Theorganisation by Brazzaville Foundation of this exceptional conference, from May 11 to 13, shows the extent of the progress made in recent months to facilitate rapprochement between the Libyan actors in the conflict. The Foundation and Jean-Yves Ollivier wish to thank the African Union and his Excellency Mr. Macky Sall for their support in this process.