AU to deploy fact-finding mission to Libya
(PANA)-- The African Union (AU) is to deploy a fact finding mission to Libya to assess the situation in the North African state.
The decision follows a meeting of the Peace and Security Council at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss the situation in Libya.
The AU strongly deplores the loss of lives and destruction of properties in that country, and called on all Libyans to exercise maximum restraint to avoid any further loss of lives.
‘Council deplored the unfortunate tragic loss of lives...and urged all people, stakeholders, all those concerned to exercise restraint to avoid any further loss of lives and/or destruction of property,’ Kakena S.K. Nangula, current Chairwoman of the Council, told journalists.
The Council also emphasized the need to respect Libya’s territorial integrity and unity, according to Nangula.
According to Nangula, AU lacks first hand information on the situation and the mission it plans to deploy will fill the gap.
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