AUC, UNSMIL agree on coordinated approach to seek lasting peace in Libya

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) have agreed that a coordinated approach between the two organizations is vital in finding lasting peace in Libya.

The two organizations agreed on the partnership on Monday when the AUC Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, received the Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General and Head of UNSMIL, Ghassan Salame, at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The meeting provided an opportunity for the two officials to exchange ideas on the situation in Libya and means by which the partnership can be further strengthened in order to address the prevailing crisis in the country.

In this regard, they agreed that the two organisations shall work together to facilitate building of a consensus among Libyans, in order to unify the Libyan institutions, form an inclusive national government and hold free and fair elections in the country.

According to the media outlet of the African Union, the African Union and the United Nations shall act in pursuance of the relevant decisions of the Security Council and the Peace and Security Council and build on the African Union Roadmap, adopted by the AU High Level Committee on Libya, at its 4th meeting, held in Brazzaville, Congo, on 9 September 2017, and the United Nations Action Plan adopted at the High-Level Meeting on Libya, convened by the United Nations Secretary-General, in New York on 21 September, 2017.

The AU said the Special Representative also met with the African Union Commissioners for Peace and Security, Political Affairs and Social Affairs in the course of which a range of issues were discussed, including efforts to address the plight of African migrants in Libya.
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