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Facilitation of intra-Libyan dialogue

Facilitation of
intra-Libyan
dialogue

The Libyan conflict began in 2011, following the popular protest movement that led to the fall of Colonel Gaddafi. Two civil wars followed, in 2011 and 2014. Despite the efforts of the United Nations, the situation has become even more complex as internal divisions have been exacerbated by the involvement of many external actors, both from the Arab world and the West.

The Libyan conflict began in 2011, following the popular protest movement that led to the fall of Colonel Gaddafi. Two civil wars followed, in 2011 and 2014. Despite the efforts of the United Nations, the situation has become even more complex as internal divisions have been exacerbated by the involvement of many external actors, both from the Arab world and the West.

Role of the Foundation

From May 11 to 13, 2018 in Dakar, the Foundation brought together, through its Founding Chairman, opponents from all political backgrounds to begin an intra-Libyan dialogue. It was an informal meeting, based on the "Ollivier Method", intended to create a climate of trust: work, lunch, even pray together. The preparatory work had required many months of parallel diplomatic efforts.

 

Caption: Participants in the intra-Libyan dialogue meeting in Dakar.

Senegalese President Macky Sall and Moustapha Niasse, President of the Senegalese National Assembly and former UN Special Representative, acted as facilitators. The success of this meeting was to break through an important psychological barrier by getting the idea of reconciliation accepted.

 

Caption: President Macky Sall and Jean-Yves Ollivier during the meeting in Dakar

Role of the Foundation

From May 11 to 13, 2018 in Dakar, the Foundation brought together, through its Founding Chairman, opponents from all political backgrounds to begin an intra-Libyan dialogue. It was an informal meeting, based on the "Ollivier Method", intended to create a climate of trust: work, lunch, even pray together. The preparatory work had required many months of parallel diplomatic efforts.

 

Caption: Participants in the intra-Libyan dialogue meet in Dakar

Senegalese President Macky Sall and Moustapha Niasse, President of the Senegalese National Assembly and former UN Special Representative, acted as facilitators. The success of this meeting was to break through an important psychological barrier by getting the idea of reconciliation accepted.

 

Caption: President Macky Sall and Jean-Yves Ollivier during the meeting in Dakar

Macky Sall

President of the Republic of Senegal

It is a dialogue to allow parties in conflict to meet under the same roof, to exchange, to see the major contradictions, and to see how to overcome these contradictions in order to turn to the future. This step was important because these are brothers who until now have only communicated through arms, and who today will be able to talk to each other.

Macky Sall

President of the Republic

of Senegal

 It is a dialogue to allow parties in conflict to meet under the same roof, to exchange, to see the major contradictions, and to see how to overcome these contradictions in order to turn to the future. This step was important because these are brothers who until now have only communicated through arms, and who today will be able to talk to each other.

Macky Sall

President of the Republic of Senegal

It is a dialogue to allow parties in conflict to meet under the same roof, to exchange, to see the major contradictions, and to see how to overcome these contradictions in order to turn to the future. This step was important because these are brothers who until now have only communicated through arms, and who today will be able to talk to each other.

Explanations of the intra-Libyan dialogue of May 11-13, 2018 by Jean-Yves Ollivier

Partnership framework

Republic of Senegal

Partnership framework

Republic of Senegal

Partnership framework

Republic of Senegal

Perspectives

Listen: We work to ensure that the views of Libyan stakeholders are heard and to improve the democratic process.
Calm: We work to calm diplomatic relations between the parties to the Libyan conflict.
Resolve: We continue to work for the resolution of the Libyan conflict.

Perspectives

Listen: We work to ensure that the views of Libyan stakeholders are heard and to improve the democratic process.
Calm: We work to calm diplomatic relations between the parties to the Libyan conflict.
Resolve: We continue to work for the resolution of the Libyan conflict.

Perspectives

Listen: We work to ensure that the views of Libyan stakeholders are heard and to improve the democratic process.
Calm: We work to calm diplomatic relations between the parties to the Libyan conflict.
Resolve: We continue to work for the resolution of the Libyan conflict.

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