UN secretary general to chair Cairo meeting on Libya

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will on April 14 chair an international Cairo meeting designed to coordinate efforts to settle the crisis in Libya, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said Friday.

The event, to be held in the Arab League’s headquarters, will involve Arab League chief Amr Moussa, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and other officials, Nesirky told journalists.

The meeting’s goal will be to “exchange views and enhance coordination among the participating organizations in addressing the current crisis in Libya,” he said.

Rebels in Libya have been fighting forces loyal to longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi since mid-February. A NATO-led operation is enforcing a no-fly zone over the country in an attempt to prevent Gaddafi loyalists from attacking civilians.

The conflict has already left thousands of people dead and forced many more to flee the country.


UNITED NATIONS, April 9 (RIA Novosti)

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