African Union says it prefers appointment of Aftican UN envoy to Libya

The President of South Africa, the current President of the African Union, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, called for the appointment of a new UN envoy to Libya as soon as possible, saying he preferred that the envoy would be from an African country.

Ramaphosa’s call came during his meeting with the Head Head the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj, where he pointed to the negative impact of foreign interventions in the Libyan crisis, adding that achieving peace in Libya is one of the priorities of his duties as President of the African Union.

Meanwhile, Egypt had earlier called for the appointment of a new UN envoy to succeed former envoy Ghassan Salame as soon as possible, saying the new envoy needed to be accepted by all parties.

This call came from the Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry during a phone call with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss the latest developments in the Libyan crisis.

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