The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, agreed with the Congolese Foreign Minister Jean-Claude Gakosso to strengthen cooperation between the League and the High-level African Committee on Libya to ensure coherence and balance between Arab and African efforts to settle the Libyan crisis.
This came during a meeting between the two parties in Cairo, where they stressed the need to "unify the position of the international community in order to implement the outputs of the Berlin Conference on Libya, and to support the activity undertaken by the UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salamé in this direction," according to a statement.
The meeting dealt with the latest developments related to the crisis in Libya and Arab and international efforts to reach an integrated political settlement of the situation in the country. Aboul Gheit presented the overall efforts undertaken by the Arab League to keep the existing truce in Libya and reach a permanent cease-fire between the parties.
Gakosso briefed Aboul Gheit on the role that the African Union is seeking to play towards resolving the Libyan crisis, including through the Committee on Libya, which is presided over by Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso.