Three years after the fall of the Gaddafi regime mounting factional violence is edging Libya towards a prolonged civil war, denying the Libyan people the stable democratic governance they had aspired for in 2011.
In four new chapters of personal reflections, Lawrence Gonzi rejects the pursuit of political goals through the use of armed force, holding that broad-based political dialogue is the only solution to address the current crisis.
Urging greater engagement by the international community and the European Union in promoting mediation efforts, Lawrence Gonzi notes that ownership of the transition process should remain in Libyan hands: “We have to understand that these revolts are home-grown. It is a genuine desire of the people to embrace democracy and human rights.”
Author: Joseph Cassar
4 news chapters, Reflections by Lawrence Gonzi