African Union official hopes Libyan national reconciliation conference is held before this summer
The President of the Republic of Congo, Chair of the African Union High-Level Committee on Libya, Denis Sassou Nguesso, hoped Libyan national reconciliation conference is held before next summer and that elections are held afterwards leading to results acceptable to all parties.
Nguesso referred to the catastrophic effects of the damage caused by the disintegration of Libya from the African continent, as it contributed to the escalation of extremist activity in the Sahel region all the way to northern Cameroon on the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and other areas.
He also said that the conflict made Libya a transit point for thousands of African immigrants who come from everywhere, risking their lives across the desert and then toward Europe.
Nguesso believed that the end of the war in Libya would lead to the stability of the Maghreb region and after that it would decrease smuggling of all kinds, adding that prevailing peace in Libya would put limits on the human tragedy of immigrants in the Mediterranean.