President Nguesso

The President of the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville, Denis Sassou Nguesso, has reiterated the need for a permanent solution to the ongoing crisis in Libya.

"The Libyan people are tired of living in a state of division," President Nguesso said in his speech before the 78th session of the UN General Assembly on Monday.

He expressed sympathy for the victims of the recent floods in Libya and the earthquake in Morocco.

In his address, the African leader referred to the African Union (AU) Peace and Reconciliation Mission report on Libya, which he said underscored "the courage and resilience of the Libyan people who were tired of living in a state of division."

In his capacity as Chairman of the AU High-Level Committee on Libya, Nguesso urged the international community to support the bloc in bringing the peace and reconciliation process, which began in Brazzaville last July, to a successful conclusion.

He emphasized that the most effective way to prepare for general elections in Libya is to support the African Union's steps towards national reconciliation.

The Congolese president also renewed his call for supporting all efforts aimed at bringing the conflicting parties in Libya together to end the long-standing conflict in the African state.