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UN chief to chair meeting of concerned organizations on events in Libya

04-09-2011 08:00 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

UNITED NATIONS, April 8 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon will travel to Egypt to chair a meeting of various organizations on the situation in Libya, his spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters here on Friday.

"In an effort to coordinate the international response on Libya the secretary-general will chair a meeting of concerned international and regional organizations to be held at the League of Arab States headquarters in Cairo on Thursday the 14th of April, " said Nesirky.

The ongoing conflict between the government and opposition forces in Libya has gained international attention and involvement. The UN Security Council has approved sanctions against Libya, as well as a no-fly zone around the country, which is being enforced by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

"The objective of the meeting will be to exchange views and enhance coordination among the participating organizations in addressing the current crisis in Libya," Nesirky said.

Nesirky noted that Ban wished to express his thanks to Amr Moussa, the secretary-general of the League of Arab States, for providing a venue.

Moussa will be participating in the April 14 meeting along with other officials including Jean Ping, the chairman of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference ( OIC), and Catherine Ashton, the high representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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