The Head of the High Council of State (HCS) Khalid Al-Mishri has urged the African Union (AU) to expand cooperation with Libya and pressure those who are impeding the political process.

The remarks came in a meeting for Al-Mishri and the Head of the AU Commission Moussa Faki in Tripoli, where they went over the latest developments in Libya.

HCS's media office said Al-Mishri talked with Faki about the need to allow Libyans to have a referendum for the constitution then follow that with elections to establish democracy in the country, urging the AU to expand cooperation and pressure the hindering parties to the political process.

They also discussed the preparations for the Libyan National Conference to be held in Ghadames in mid-April under the auspices of the UNSMIL, welcoming the AU as an observer at the conference.

The officials also talked about illegal immigration and helping reduce the negative foreign interventions in Libya.

Faki told Al-Mishri that the AU hopes that the solution to the crisis comes from Libya not from overseas, telling him of the proposal to have a National Reconciliation Conference.

Faki arrived in Tripoli on Monday and met with Al-Sarraj, telling him of the AU's proposal for the reconciliation conference in Addis Ababa next July.