The Libyan Foreign Minister Najla Al-Mangous held a number of discussions with African officials on the sidelines of the opening session of the meeting of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU).


Al-Mangoush discussed with her Ethiopian counterpart, Demeke Mekonnen, the developments of the political process in Libya and the support of the Government of National Unity (GNU) for ending the transitional stages and holding elections. She also welcomed Ethiopia's desire to speed up the activation of the bilateral memorandum of understanding between the two countries regarding Ethiopian workers.

Meanwhile, the Ethiopian Foreign Minister reaffirmed his country's support for Libya within the AU, and the Libyan aspiration to build strong bilateral relations based on the historical relations between the two countries.


The Libyan FM also met with her counterpart from Somalia, Abshir Omar Jama, and talked about ways to strengthen bilateral, exchanging views with him on developments at the regional and international levels, and strengthening the role of the AU in Libya to support stability efforts.


Al-Mangoush talked with her Algerian counterpart, Ramtane Lamamra, and stressed their keenness to continue coordination and consultation on various files and to exchange support in regional and international circles, especially regarding the support for the file of joint Arab action. The Algerian FM renewed his country's support for Libya and the GNU to hold elections as soon as possible.


The Libyan FM discussed as well with the Tunisian counterpart, Nabil Ammar, enhancing prospects for joint cooperation in several fields to serve the interest of the two peoples, in addition to discussing the developments in the regional and international arena, and ways to support the role of the AU in Libya.


The Foreign Minister concluded her meetings with a conversation with the Nigerien counterpart, Hassoumi Massaoudou, and discussed developments in the political situation at the local and regional levels.

They also reaffirmed their keenness to continue coordination and consultation on various files, especially the activation of the role of the AU, as well as the Executive Secretariat of the Community of Sahel-Sahara States and its return to work from its headquarters in Tripoli.