The President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, revealed efforts by his Congolese counterpart, Denis Sassou Nguesso, to release three other key figures in Libya from prison, praising - as he spoke to reporters at the end of a two-day visit to the Congolese capital, Brazzaville - the release of the head of the internal security agency of Gaddafi's regime and saying that the results were achieved only three days ago in Libya.

Bazoum revealed the presence of three other main personalities whose names he did not mention, but President Sassou Nguesso was working to persuade Libyan authorities to release them. He added that this is a big step that will be taken in the context of national reconciliation, reiterating that the solution to the Libyan crisis can only come from Africa.

Bazoum praised the will of the Congolese President, who leads the African Union's High-level Commission on Libya to resolve the crisis, especially after the appointment of an envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, who enjoys good relations with Denis Sassou Nguesso.

He said he was confident that "the upcoming reconciliation conference among Libyans will achieve satisfactory results, and as a border country with Libya, Niger is determined to support the African Union in this process," calling on African countries to make their contribution to improve the situation in Libya.