An African mission for “reconciliation” weeks before the presidential elections

An African mission for “reconciliation” weeks before the presidential elections
An African mission for “reconciliation” weeks before the presidential elections

Posted in: 19/10/2021 – 15:12

Congolese Foreign Minister Jean-Claude Gakosso announced Monday that his country’s president has dispatched a “reconciliation” mission to Libya, after it was assigned by the African Union. One of the most prominent tasks of the mission is to “gather information and conduct an assessment and reconciliation in the process that is supposed to lead to the presidential elections scheduled for the end of the year.”

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who is assigned by the African Union to the Libyan file, sent on Monday a “reconciliation” mission in Libya, which is preparing to organize election presidential elections in December, according to official sources.

Congolese Foreign Minister Jean-Claude Gakosso told AFP by phone that the tasks of the AU mission include “information-gathering, assessment and reconciliation on the line of the process that is supposed to lead to the presidential elections scheduled for the end of the year”.

Gakuso also indicated that the delegation will meet with senior political and religious officials and actors in Tripoli, Benghazi, Tobruk and Misurata, adding, “We look forward to meeting the Libyans in the diaspora in Cairo and Tunisia,” where the 12-person mission arrived.

He pointed out that the mission will return to Brazzaville to provide a briefing to Sassou Nguesso, who will participate in a summit on Libya Organized by France on November 12th.

And last July, Sassou Nguesso met with the head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed El Manfi, to discuss the elections.

He is counting on the Libyan authority represented by Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dabaiba and Presidential Council Chairman Muhammad al-Manfi and his two deputies to end the political division and supervise the transitional phase until the elections scheduled for December 24. However, the differences over the legal and constitutional criteria for this entitlement shed light on the extent of the division between the east and west of the country.

France 24/AFP

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