Al-Sarraj arrives in Niger to participate in the African Union extraordinary summit

Al-Sarraj arrives in Niger to participate in the African Union extraordinary summit

July 07, 2019 - 22:28
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj arrived Saturday evening in Niger's capital Niamey, to participate in the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union.

The two-day summit is to commence today and will discuss continental issues, on top of it, the Libyan file, according to the information office of the Government of National Accord.

The African Union announced via its website that the extraordinary summit will witness the launch of the operational phase of the African Free Trade Area, in a move described by the head of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, as a historic achievement.

The PC head met on the sidelines of the summit with South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, where both sides reviewed the unfolding situation in Libya and the bilateral relations between the two countries.

Al-Sarraj gave a general overview of the ongoing events in Libya and the repercussions of the attack on the capital, which he described as a coup attempt to return the country to a totalitarian rule, stressing determination to defeat the aggression in defense of the capital and a civil state.

For his part, the South African president said that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis.

"Arms must be silenced and conflicting parties must return to dialogue and reconciliation", Ramaphosa said.

He also added that his country's experience proves that weapons are not a solution.