AU highlights Algeria's efforts to restore peace, achieve reconciliation in Libya

APS - 03 October 2021

ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia)- African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) emphasized Algeria's ongoing efforts to restore security and stability and achieve national reconciliation in Libya, announcing the endorsement of the outcome of the ministerial meeting of Libya's neighbouring countries, held in Algiers on August 30-31.

The statement of the AU Peace and Security Council was made public following the meeting held last Thursday, under the chairmanship of Chad, to consider the issue of "the expected impact of the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya on the Sahel and the rest of Africa."

At the meeting, the participants stressed the need to proceed with the withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya, to countries and other parts of the African continent, in an organized, coordinated and gradual manner to avoid threats and security hazards.

The PSC expressed "its refusal of all forms of foreign interference in the internal affairs of Libya."

It called on all Libyan parties to "make greater efforts to ensure free, transparent and transparent parliamentary and presidential elections on December 24, in line with the roadmap of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum, including arrangements to ensure full and equitable participation of women and youth in the election to establish a strong and solid democratic governance that strengthens peace in the region," the statement concluded.