African Union summit: Libya cease-fire needed now,

The African Union’s top official for peace and security on Monday called for hostilities in Libya to halt at once.

“In Libya, we want an immediate cessation of hostilities and external interference. The arms embargo must be respected,” Smail Chergui told reporters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia after making a closed-door report to African leaders meeting at the union’s 33rd ordinary summit.

The union will “deploy observers and move its mission to Tripoli,” Libya’s capital and the seat of its UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), he said. The parties to the conflict, he said, “should respect the cessation of hostilities as well as the UN arms embargo.” Läs artikel