AU undermined in Libya talks, says Zuma

2011-09-01 18:02
Oslo - President Jacob Zuma says Western nations undermined the African Union's efforts to broker peace talks in Libya.

He also is critical of Nato countries' use of military force to help Libyan rebels overthrow Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

Zuma spoke to reporters on Thursday in Oslo. He has not sent a representative to a major conference on Libya's future in Paris.

Zuma says there was no will to meet the AU halfway "in terms of finding a political way of solving the problem before so many people died".

The AU has not yet recognised the Libyan rebels' National Transitional Council as the country's interim government.

Zuma says Norway and South Africa agree that the UN must oversee the formation of a transitional government in Libya.
- AP
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