Russia has welcomed on Monday an initiative by the African Union to organize a conference for Libya’s national reconciliation “in the near future.
The announcement came during a joint press conference between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Congolese counterpart Christophe Lutundula Apala in Brazzaville.
Lavrov noted that his country welcomes the initiative which would be organized by Congolese President Sassou Nguesso who is also currently serving as chairman of the African Union High Level Commission on Libya.
“I would like to particularly mention the role of President Sassou Nguesso as chairman of the African Union High Level Commission on Libya,” Lavrov said. “The President shared his plans to organize in the near future the Libyan conference on national reconciliation to which he will invite, without exception , all the representatives of the main political forces of that country,” he added.