President Zuma due in Nouakchott over Libyan crisis
South African President Jacob Zuma is due in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott for a meeting of the African Union ad hoc High Level Committee on Libya.
Zuma joins presidents Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania, Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali, Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Republic to engage the opposing parties in Libya in order to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the current conflict in accordance with the will of the Libyan people.
It is anticipated that the Committee will hold discussions on the recent developments in Libya and deliberate on the way forward in fulfilling its mandate.
The Committee has been granted permission by NATO to enter Libya and to meet in Tripoli with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The AU delegation will also meet with the Interim Transitional National Council in Benghazi on 10 and 11 April 2011.
Key on the Agenda of both meetings will be the immediate implementation of a ceasefire from both sides and the opening of a political dialogue between the two parties.Tweet