Al-Sarraj calls for the AU to support his political initiative

Al-Sarraj calls for the AU to support his political initiative

July 08, 2019 - 19:20
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Chairman of the Presidential Council (PC), Fayez Al-Sarraj participated in the 12th extraordinary summit of the African Union held Sunday in Niger's capital Niamey.

In his speech at the summit, Al-Sarraj called on the member states to support the political initiative that he introduced on June 16 to end the crisis in Libya.

"We count on the important role of the AU to support our initiative for a peaceful political solution and help the Libyan people to move forward on the path of security, stability, and peace," Al-Sarraj said.

"We are well aware that there is no military solution to the conflict in Libya and that there is no winner in this war; the only loser in this struggle is Libya," Al-Sarraj added.

He pointed out that the attack on the capital has taken a great toll in human lives, among them civilians.

"The systematic airstrikes and the targeting of populated neighbourhoods with missiles and heavy weapons have claimed the lives of more than 1000 victims, in addition to the displacement of thousands of families," Al-Sarraj explained.

The PC head referred to the shelling of the immigration centre in Tajoura district, reiterating his call to the African Union to issue a clear and unequivocal condemnation of this deliberate barbaric strike, which he said was "a full-fledged war crime", demanding the formation of an investigating committee immediately, to uncover the truth of this incident and bring the perpetrators of this war crime to justice.

Al-Sarraj arrived in Niamey on Saturday evening coming from Turkey, after a short visit, described to be successful, where he held talks with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip, Erdogan.