On Wednesday, the summit of the leaders of the five African Sahel states (G5 Sahel), warned of the deteriorating security situation in Libya. They claimed that it poses a risk to the stability of the entire region.
The summit was organized in the presence of French President, Emmanuel Macron, President of Chad, Idriss Deby, President of Niger, Issoufou Mahamadou, President of Mali, Ibrahim Bakr Keita, President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Capuri, and Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez via video call.
Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, and Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, also participated in the summit.
In their closing statement, the leaders pointed out that this summit comes in an international context, especially concerning the escalation of terrorist attacks on Sahel countries, and the deterioration of the security situation in Libya.
This stability is fraught with obstacles due to the outbreak of COVID-19, causing massive economic, and social impact. The leaders decided to hold the upcoming summit during 2021, in one of the G5 nations with the inclusion of the Sahel Alliance, and the Development, Foreign Affairs, and Defense Ministers.