ADDIS ABABA, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The African Union (AU) on Tuesday called for collective actions to solve the Libyan crisis and promote peace, security, stability and reconciliation in the north African country.
This came during the 5th meeting of the AU high-level committee on Libya, held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, amid continued stalemate in Libya's political process and persistent volatility of the security environment.
Libya has been embroiled in a civil after the fall and death of longtime leader Muammer Gadhafi in 2011.
A tripartite task force of the AU, the European Union, and the United Nations has been endeavoring to support stranded African migrants in Libya, while consolidating efforts to dismantle organized networks of human traffickers and migrant smugglers.
Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the AU Commission, told the meeting that the situation in Libya is "morally intolerable."
The current situation in Libya poses threat to the country and its people, as well as to the neighboring countries, which pay a heavy price because of the instability and insecurity that are today the main characteristics of the Libyan situation, Faki said.
"Everything must be done to put an end to it," he said. "It calls for an even more sustained action on our part."