AU Peace and Security Council urges for full withdrawal of mercenaries from Libya
The African Union’s (AU) Peace and Security Council called for immediate and full withdrawal foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya to allow the country to build national peace and resolve conflicts.
The Council said in a final statement after the ministerial meeting on Libya that it rejected intervention in the country's domestic affairs, threatening to call out those who are still fuelling the conflict by sending weapons and violating Security Council arms embargo.
It also urged Libyan parties to hold free and transparent general elections on December 24 as per the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum's roadmap, saying it was looking forward to the holding of the ministerial meeting in Libya on October 21 to rally international support for the withdrawal of foreign fighters from the country.
The Council also said there should be cooperation between the AU and the UN to put in place a plan for the withdrawal of foreign fighters so that there would be no bad effect on the region.