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Published July 30, 2021 / Peace

Libyan peace process: progress towards an African solution


The African Union is pursuing its efforts to find an African solution to the Libyan crisis, represented by Denis Sassou N'Guesso, Chairman of its High-Level Committee on Libya, and supported by Jean-Yves Ollivier, President of Brazzaville Foundation. African problem, African solution? A look back at the latest meetings.

Caption: Denis Sassou N'Guesso, President of the Republic of Congo and Chairman of the African Union High-Level Committee on Libya; Mohammed el-Menfi, President of the Council of Libya..

African Union support for Libyans

On Monday July 26, in Brazzaville, President Denis Sassou N'Guesso received the President of the Council of Libya, Mohammed el-Menfi. The two counterparts discussed developments in Libya's political and security situation. Restoring lasting peace is possible, and it can be achieved by African countries themselves.


"Resolving the Libyan crisis is more urgent than ever," said President Denis Sassou N'Guesso, aware that the crisis poses a serious security threat to neighboring states.


In a communiqué issued following the meeting, the Congolese President reaffirmed his commitment to accompanying the Libyans in the definitive resolution 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 linked to the success of the next elections scheduled for December 24, 2021 were also discussed during this interview.


To read the Journal de l'Afrique article dedicated to this event, click here.