Foreign ministers meet in London on Libya

More than 35 countries, as well as top officials from NATO, the Arab League, the African Union and the United Nations met in London on Tuesday to discuss Libya.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Security Council had passed resolutions implementing a no-fly zone and air strikes to protect Libyan citizens from their own government. But that alone will not end the crisis. He says more coordination is needed.

“I would like to see the very close coordination among the United Nations, League of Arab States, African Union, OIC [Organization of Islamic Conference] and the European Union. This Contact Group should have very close coordination. I know that everybody is very anxious and passionate to help the Libyan people and to address this crisis, but we need to have very close coordination, and I’m going to lead this coordination, if you agree.”

Mr. Ban says the UN Special Envoy for Libya will return to the country shortly to meet both with leaders of the Government and the opposition.

He also told those attending the meeting that some 380 thousand people have left Libya since the start of the unrest.

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