The AU welcomes the arrival in Tripoli of Presidency Council and Prime Minister

By African Union Commission (AUC)

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcomes the arrival in Tripoli, on30 March 2016, of the Head of the Presidency Council and Prime Minister of Libya's Unity Government, Fayez El-Serraj and some members of his cabinet.

The Chairperson hails the courage of the Prime Minister to go to Tripoli with some members of his cabinet to unite all Libyan stakeholders with the overall aim of attaining peace, security and national reconciliation. She further calls upon all stakeholders, including those who are still outside of Libya to take similar steps in order to create a positive momentum that will culminate in the establishment of a Government of National Accord.

The Chairperson reiterates, in this regard, that the AU High Representative for Libya, former President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, will continue to undertake, in coordination with the United Nations, consultations with all parties, including neighbouring countries and other relevant international partners, on how best to assist in the consolidation of the peace process.