01 Apr '11, 8am

Germany's foreign minister has called for a ceasefire in Libya

Germany's foreign minister has called for a ceasefire in Libya

Germany's foreign minister Guido Westerwelle said the situation in Libya could not be solved through 'military means' and called for a ceasefire. -- PHOTO: AFP BEIJING - GERMANY'S foreign minister said on Friday the situation in Libya could not be solved through 'military means' and called for a ceasefire, amid a Nato-led air campaign against Muammar Gaddafi's forces. Guido Westerwelle made the comments after meeting his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi in Beijing on an official trip that will be followed by a visit to disaster-struck Japan. 'There can only be a political resolution and we must get the political process underway. That should begin with a ceasefire that Gaddafi must heed to allow the peace process to begin,' Mr Westerwelle told reporters. US, British, French, Canadian, Danish and Belgian jets have attacked Libyan military targets since March 19 under UN Secu...

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