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President Zuma commends progress in Libya talks

Jacob Zuma.President Jacob Zuma has commended the progress made towards the resolution of conflict in Libya.

The President was on a working visit to Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo for the fourth meeting of the African Union (AU) High Level Panel on Libya at the level of Heads of States and Government. The meeting was chaired by President Denis Sassou-N'Guesso of the Republic of Congo.

The meeting considered reports by the UN Special Representative, League of the Arab States (LAS), European Union and the AU High Level Representative, Former President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete.

The High Level Committee also adopted a Roadmap outlining the activities and timeframes for actions towards the resolution of conflict.

President Zuma congratulated President Sassou-N'Guesso on successfully bringing together all the critical warring factions in the Libyan conflict and noted their stronger convergence on the steps that needed to be taken to resolve the conflict and bring about peace, democracy and stability in Libya.

“It was the first time that all the opposing players in the conflict came together under one roof in this fashion and I would like to congratulate President Sassou-N'Guesso for convening this meeting successfully,” said President Zuma.

The President returned to South Africa on Sunday.

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