UN envoy meets Gaddafi, rebels

2011-08-16 12:54

Tunis, Tunisia – The UN’s special envoy for Libya says he has met with representatives of both sides in the Libyan conflict, but stressed today that the talks didn’t constitute negotiations as he met the two separately.

Abdel-Elah al-Khatib, Jordan’s former foreign minister, arrived in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, yesterday, where he met Tunisia’s interim Prime Minister, Beji Caid Essebsi, along with representatives of both embattled Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi and the rebels, who have been battling the regime for months.

A Tunisian security official suggested al-Khatib might also meet with a representative of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has been on the Tunisian isle of Djerba for the past days.

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