By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 31 July 2014:
The African Union (AU) has made a “pressing appeal” for an immediate end to the . . .[restrict]violence in Libya and the start of national dialogue.
The Chairwoman of the Commission of the African Union, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, yesterday expressed dismay and concern over the evolution of the situation in Libya, marked by the escalation of violent confrontation between armed groups, particularly in Benghazi and Tripoli.
Dlamini-Zuma strongly condemned the acts of violence and destruction of property and infrastructure, stressing that if the situation is not contained and resolved quickly, it has the potential to destroy the existence of the Libyan state, with consequences for regional security and stability.
She reaffirmed the AU’s backing for Libya’s interim government, as well as all initiatives to promote national dialogue. She also pledged the AU’s support of the ongoing constitutional drafting process, as well the newly-elected House of Representatives.
She applauded the efforts Libya’s neighbouring have made to work together to assist post-revolutionary Libya. She urged Africa’s international partners, including the United Nations, to fully support these efforts. [/restrict]