Panafrican News Agency

Libyan Presidential Council chairman ends visit to Congo with call for AU to support stability in Libya

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Al-Manfi, Tuesday reiterated his call on the African Union (AU) to play its role in Libya and support it to achieve lasting security and stability.

He said in his closing address during his visit to the Republic of Congo that this "will be reflected on neighbouring countries and the African continent".

A statement issued by the press office of the Presidential Council said Al-Manfi stressed the importance of the High Level Committee on Libya set up by the African Union on the Libyan issue headed by President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

This is to enable the African Union to provide more effective support to the peace and reconciliation efforts in Libya and to enhance the results of the initiatives of neighbouring countries to end the Libyan crisis.

He stressed the need for coordination between the United Nations, international partners and the African Union to solve the problems related to the Libyan issue, the same source added.

The Libyan official welcomed "the interest of African countries in Libya, which underlines the importance of turning to the African continent, creating economic partnerships with it, and investing its resources in an optimal manner that qualifies it to be in the ranks of developed countries.

The Chairman of the Libyan Presidential Council called on African countries to move towards sustainable development that reduces poverty and unemployment and helps young Africans to settle in their country, contribute to its development, and reverse the decision to migrate to the unknown.

Al-Manfi arrived Monday in Brazzaville, Congo, as part of an official visit at the invitation of President Denis Sassou Nguesso, chairman of the African Union's High Level Committee on Libya, to discuss the evolution of the political and security situation in Libya.

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