Thursday, April 28, 2011

Gaddafi delegates meet with Chavez in Venezuela

Caracas (Writing / Agencies). - A Libyan mission in Caracas to discuss a peaceful solution to the war that shook the African country said on Tuesday the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez. The South American leader is an ally of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who has rallied since the outbreak in February a popular revolt against him and has criticized the military actions of Western governments, reports Reuters.

"Now a delegation sent by President Gaddafi and is in Venezuela and we are trying to seek international support to provide a peaceful and it is gone. That's enough of wars, atrocities against the peoples of the world," Chavez said in a speech to workers. "We are committed to seeking a political solution to the drama now living the Libyan people," he said.

He did not elaborate on what senior members of the delegation. Last month, Chavez tried to lead a global effort to avoid military action by Washington and its NATO allies against the Libyan government, but the proposal received a lukewarm reception and was rejected by Gaddafi's son, Seif al-Islam.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, said his regional counterparts met in Caracas on Tuesday had discussed the conflict. Diplomacy and dialogue should take precedence, he said, and must preserve national unity in Libya. (Work) on a proposal whose content is geared towards the need to overcome the inertia of the war that has been imposed and appeal to the understanding and increase efforts to stop this barbarity, "Maduro told reporters.

Venezuela has been mentioned as a possible refuge for Gaddafi if you decide to leave their country, but officials have denied Chavez that option is being considered. The African Union is also seeking a nonmilitary solution to the violence in Libya to demand an immediate cessation of hostilities followed by a period of transition and political dialogue.

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