UN chief urges political solution to Libyan crisis

July 19th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS  

New York, July 19 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged to keep dialogue channel open between the Muammar Gaddafi government and the opposition to find out a political solution to the Libyan crisis, Xinhua reported.

During a visit to Finland Monday, Ban stressed that the UN will continue the political dialogue with the Gaddafi government and the representatives of the provisional government of the opposition.

In an interview with the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Ban said he was maintaining contact with Gaddafi through his special representative, and he has had discussions many times on phone with Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi.

Ban called for a consensus in the international community for a solution to the Libyan crisis.

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