Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune received an official invitation to attend a high-level African Union Committee summit on Libya in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville in February.
The invitation was handed over by the Congolese Foreign Minister, Jean-Claude Gakosso, during his visit to Algeria.
Gakosso emphasised the complexity of the Libyan dossier, acknowledging Algeria’s central role in the region, given its extensive border with Libya.
He stated that the African Union consistently advocates for achieving a minimum level of national reconciliation, before holding elections in Libya. Efforts are underway to bring the Libyan factions together for dialogue.
Referring to Libyan initiatives, Gakosso highlighted the independent decision by Libyans to hold a reconciliation seminar on 28 April 2024. In preparation for this event, the Congolese President, who heads the committee comprising 10 countries, will convene a meeting in Brazzaville on 5 February.
Gakosso expressed his interest in benefiting from Algeria’s extensive experience in the gas sector, an area where Congo is taking its initial steps.
The high-level African Union Committee on Libya includes Algeria, South Africa, Congo, Ethiopia, Egypt, Niger, Mauritania, Sudan, Tunisia, and Uganda.
Notably, Libya’s Acting Foreign Minister, Taher Al-Baour received Gakosso, and discussed various issues related to the prominent and serious role of the African Union (AU), in resolving the Libyan crisis.
The agenda included national reconciliation, and the role played by Congo, under President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who is Head of the African Union Commission regarding the Libyan crisis.
During the meeting, a handwritten letter from the President of Congo to Prime Minister, Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba was delivered.
The discussion also focused on the restoration of Libya’s active and vital role on the continent, reinstating its previous position in addressing the issues and crises of AU member states.
According to the statement, Libya aims to contribute to solving regional and international problems effectively. Additionally, several other important issues were addressed during the meeting.