UN envoy presses for resolution of Libyan crisis

Libyan refugees queue for food

Libyan refugees queue for food

Diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Libya are continuing with a senior United Nations official meeting representatives of both sides in the conflict.

On Wednesday, the UN Secretary-General's Special envoy, Abdul Ilah Al-Khatib met with the Transitional National Council which is fighting with the Libyan government of Colonel Muammar Qadhafi.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky says that meeting followed consultations with the Libyan authorities including the Prime Minister on Tuesday.

"He urged them to share their views with the United Nations regarding a transitional period that will allow for a political process that meets the legitimate aspirations of the Libyan people. And today, in Benghazi, Mr. al-Khatib discussed the same issues with the Transitional National Council Chairman, Mr. Mustafa Abdel Jalil. The objective is to determine how best to help the Libyan Parties agree on a transition linked to a political process that would end the current fighting in the country."

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