The 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the International Contact Group on Libya (ICG-L) took place last week in Niger.
The meeting was co-chaired by the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smaïl Chergui, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Citizens of Niger living Abroad of the Republic of Niger, H.E. Aichatou Boulama Kané, who made statements during the opening ceremony.
The ceremony also featured statements by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Honourable Simbarashe S. Mumbengegwi, on behalf of the Chairman of the Union, and the United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Taye Brook Zerihoun.
Participants expressed their deep concern about the continuation of violence, and reiterated that there can be no military solution to the conflict in Libya.
They also underlined the critical role of the neighbouring countries of Libya in the search for a lasting solution.