April 11, 2011 / 8:28 AM / 9 years ago

NATO says takes note of AU's Libya ceasefire plan

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO said on Monday it had taken note of reports of an African Union proposal for a ceasefire in Libya and that the military alliance welcomed all efforts to end the violence against civilians.

“We take note of reports of an African Union ceasefire proposal. Since the start of the Libyan crisis, NATO has been in constant touch with the African Union and other regional and international organizations,” NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said in a statement.

“We have always made it clear that there could be no purely military solution to this crisis. We welcome all contributions to the broad international effort aimed at stopping the violence against the civilian population in Libya,” she said.

Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, editing by Rex Merrifield

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