Libyan gov’t accepts African Union’s peace plan: Zuma
Laaska News April 11,2011.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (C) has a group photo taken with the African delegation, who arrived to Libya to try to negotiate a truce between Kadhafi’s forces and rebels seeking to oust him in Tripoli, capital of Libya, April 10, 2011. From left to right of the front row are President of Mali Amadou Toumani Toure, President of South Africa Jacob Zuma, President of Congo Denis Sassou-Nguesso, the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Chairman of the African Union Commission Jean Ping, and Ramadan-Amiri, head of the Peace and Security of the African Union. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)
TRIPOLI, April 10 (Xinhua) — Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has accepted the African Union’s “road map” to end conflicts in the country, South African President Jacob Zuma said Sunday.
The road map called for an immediate cease-fire and opening a political dialogue between the rebels and the government.
Zuma and leaders of several other African countries visited Libya over the weekend to meet Gaddafi on behalf of the African Union to mediate an immediate cease-fire between Libya’s government troops and the rebel forces. The delegation is also expected to meet with rebel leaders in the eastern city of Benghazi.