residency Council head Faiez Serraj and Libyan National Army leader Khalifa Hafter have been invited to the latest African Union (AU) mini-summit on the Libyan crisis which takes place in the Congolese capital Brazzaville on Friday. So too, according to the Libyan news agency LANA, have House of Representatives (HoR) president Ageela Saleh, State Council president Abdulrahman Sewehli and the head of the HoR dialogue committee, Abdulsalam Nassiyah.
The invitations have been confirmed by a number of HoR members, but none on those invited have yet confirmed their attendance.
All would be accompanied by separate delegations.
The mini-summit is being organised by the African Union High Level Committee on Libya, headed by Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso. Consisting of his country plus Niger, Mauritania, South Africa and Ethiopia, it has also invited Libya’s other neighbouring states: Chad, Sudan, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria.
It follows the AU summit in Addis Ababa two months ago at which it was decided that AU efforts on Libya needed to stepped up and Libyan national dialogue supported.
This will be the third mini-summit organised by the committee. At the last one in Brazzaville in January, it was agreed that changes needed to be made to the Libyan Political Agreement to make it acceptable to all sides – and be made quickly.
At the one before in the Rwandan capital Kigali, it was agreed a more proactive approach towards Libya was needed.