The preparatory meeting for Libyan national reconciliation conference kicked off on Sunday in Tripoli in the presence of the Head of the Presidential Council Mohammed Menfi and representatives of the African Union, ambassadors in Libya, dignitaries from across the country and members of the High Council of State and House of Representatives.

The opening of the preparatory meeting for the national reconciliation conference saw the video technology participation of the President of the African Union, Senegalese President Macky Sall, the Chairman of the High-level African Commission on Libya, President of the Congo Brazzaville, the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, and the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmad Aboul Gheit, in addition to the attendance of the envoy of the Chairman of the High-level African Commission on Libya, the Congolese Foreign Ministe, and the envoy of the African Union Commission for Libyan Reconciliation.

The Senegalese President and African Union Chairman reaffirmed the support of the African Union for the initiative of the Presidential Council to achieve reconciliation in Libya and for any comprehensive solution to the crisis.

Meanwhile , Menfi called for exerting pressure on all political bodies in Libya in order to achieve comprehensive national reconciliation, stressing the need to complete the project in addition to the constitutional basis to achieve the aspirations of the Libyan people for holding elections. He stresses that the Presidential Council stands at the same distance from all parties, pointing out that it was not a party to the conflict on power nor was it a part of the problem in Libya.

He warned that "the proven formulas" for resolving the crisis in Libya had failed because they ignored the solution and the demands of the people to fulfill the demands of politicians, stressing that the national reconciliation project would only be effective with the involvement of the security, legislative, judicial and executive authorities.