Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ban Ki -moon says Libyan officials, opposition expected at AU meeting to seek cease-fire

Representatives of Moammar Gadhafi's government and the Libyan opposition will be among those attending an African Union meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday. The meeting is part of efforts to reach a cease-fire and political solution in Libya, Ban said. The U.N. chief told the Security Council that his special envoy to Libya, former Jordanian foreign minister Abdelilah Al-Khatib, as well as representatives of relevant countries and regional organizations will also attend.Ban told the 15-member council that there is no evidence that Libyan officials have instituted a cease-fire as they claim. Read more…

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