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No military solution in Libya, Brazzaville summit stresses

The attendees of the African Union summit on Libya have confirmed in the final statement of the Brazzaville-held political event that there is no military solution in Libya, adding that only a Libyan-Libyan dialogue without foreign intervention can solve the crisis.

The statement added on Saturday that the summit had the goal of finding a common ground for an upcoming comprehensive dialogue to be held in November in Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa, where they will assess the meetings of the two dialogue committees in Libya, after they agreed to return to dialogue.

“There should be more efforts to prevail security and stability for the citizens in Libya so that presidential and parliamentary elections can be democratically held in the country,” the statement said according to the UN-proposed government’s media office.

“There must be an early elections so the Libyans can have the final word on their country’s fate.” The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj said in Brazzaville.

He added that all are welcome to engage in whatever project can bring Libyan together, saying he had held many meetings to find a common ground to move forward.

“However, some parties are pushing for political stalemate and fragmentation.” Al-Sirraj added.

The HoR Speaker, Aqilah Saleh and the Head of the High Council of State, Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli, were also present in Brazzaville in addition to Al-Sirraj.

Sources said that Haftar’s invitation to the African Union summit was withdrawn few days before Saturday after his presence was rejected by several parties, most importantly, Al-Sweihli, who threatened of not attending the summit if Haftar did because Haftar has got no political authority to be one of the attendees.

The UNSMIL’s Head, The Arab League’s envoy to Libya, representatives from the African Union, European Union, South African President, Nigeria, Algeria, Sudan, Chad, Guinea, Egypt, Tunisia, and Mauritania, in addition to Congo’s President, were all present in the summit.

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