UN chief urges Libyan premier to work for peace, civilian relief
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday asked Libyan Prime Minister Al Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi to urgently resolve the fighting and work out a transition to peace, dpa reported.
Ban, who was in Geneva, discussed by telephone the situation in Libya with the prime minister and asked him to support the mission of UN envoy Abdul Ilah al-Khatib, who is seeking a ceasefire, humanitarian assistance and a transition to peace for the Libyans.
"In this regard, it was important that the UN special envoy receive the full support of all concerned," Ban said. "The Libyan prime minister agreed to the suggestion of the secretary general that al-Khatib be received in Tripoli at an early date for urgent consultations."