France says G8 will seek agreement on Libya action

By REUTERS
March 14, 2011 15:13

PARIS - Group of Eight foreign ministers will try to agree in Paris on what action should be taken in Libya, to speed up a UN Security Council decision on whether to impose a no-fly zone, France said on Monday.

The current G8 president, France said Libya would be a priority during talks on Monday and Tuesday between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the foreign ministers of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia.

"The conclusions from the March 11 European summit and the Arab League's March 12 resolution clearly demonstrate the international community's firm commitment to protecting Libyan civilians," French Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero said.

"This issue will be discussed as a priority at the foreign minister's meeting with his G8 counterparts with the aim of reaching an agreement that will enable the Security Council, which has received an official request from the Arab League, to move forward as fast as possible."


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