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African Union committee on Libya convenes today

The logo of the African Union (AU) is seen at the entrance of the AU headquarters on 13 March, 2019, in Addis Ababa [Ludovic MARIN/POOL/AFP/Getty]
The logo of the African Union (AU) is seen at the entrance of the AU headquarters on 13 March, 2019, in Addis Ababa [Ludovic MARIN/POOL/AFP/Getty]

The African Union’s High-Level Committee is convening today in the Republic of the Congo to discuss the turbulent situation in Libya, the German news agency DPA reported.

The meeting aims to coordinate international stances and avoid foreign military intervention in the country, so as to preserve Libya’s unity and sovereignty.

It comes as a follow up to the African Union’s previous decisions on Libya as well as the peace summit that was held in Berlin in January, in which countries agreed to a stricter imposition of the arms embargo on the country and to end military backing for warring factions in the North African state.

Libya is now divided between two rival governments, one based in the east and supported by Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), the other UN-recognised administration the Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli.

READ: Libya rights group slams Haftar’s violations against judiciary officials

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