05 May '11, 4pm

#Libya ceasefire possible in weeks: Italy

#Libya ceasefire possible in weeks: Italy

Mr Frattini said earlier that during the meeting Turkey had called for a seven-day timeline within which to negotiate a ceasefire in Libya, but the 'ambitious' proposal had not been adopted. -- PHOTO: REUTERS ROME - A CEASEFIRE in the Libyan conflict could be reached within weeks, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said on Thursday following a meeting of the international contact group on Libya. 'A few weeks is a realistic period' to secure a truce, Mr Frattini said on Radio Uno in reply to a question. Mr Frattini said earlier that during the meeting Turkey had called for a seven-day timeline within which to negotiate a ceasefire in Libya, but the 'ambitious' proposal had not been adopted. Speaking ahead of the talks, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said he hoped the conflict would not last 'more than a few weeks, at the most months.' But a spokesman for the rebe...

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