The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ADDIS ABABA – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the lack of tangible progress and the worsening security and humanitarian situation in Libya.
President Buhari raised this concerns at the African Union Peace And Security Council Summit on Situations in Libya and the Sahel in Addis Ababa on Saturday.
Buhari said in spite the best intentions and determined efforts by this Council and the entire African Union, the devastating impact of the conflict on the Libyan people, neighbors, the Sahel and the Lake Chad regions remains alarming.
“Nigeria joins in the urgent call for a new and fresh approach that truly reflects the paramount interests of the Libyan people, the region and the continent in general.”
“We condemn strongly all forms and manifestations of external interference in Libya including the evident presence of mercenaries and call for strict implementation of the arms embargo,” he said.
“It is more worrisome that the international community is divided across as some external powers, continue to interfere and provide military support to different armed groups and militias,” he added.
He reiterated that it has become imperative for all actors to totally respect the hard-won sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya.