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Old 04-04-2011, 01:53 AM
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Abdel Ati al-Obeidi, Libya's acting foreign minister, has told the Greek prime minister in Athens that embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is seeking an end to fighting in the country.

"It seems that the Libyan authorities are seeking a solution," Dimitris Droutsas, the Greek foreign minister, said. He added that Obeidi planned to travel on to Malta and Turkey.

Obeidi crossed into neighbouring Tunisia and travelled from Djerba airport to the Greek capital on Sunday and met George Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, later in the day.
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"They [Libyan government] requested to send an envoy with a message for prime minister George Papandreou and that is why he is in Athens," a senior Greek government official said.
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Speaking from Athens, John Psaropoulous, editor of the Greek magazine Odyssey, told Al Jazeera that close ties between the two governments date back to the 1980s. "It stands to reason that Libya would reach out to the Greeks, if they would reach out to anyone in Europe, because Greece is a country that's always been Arab-friendly in its foreign policy," he said.

Given the poor state of the Greek economy, he added, its government is currently particularly susceptible to incentives from Libya, such as cheap oil
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While it has not participated in the air strikes, Greece has provided access to its territorial waters to French aircraft carriers southwest of Crete, along with permanent territorial access to NATO and US forces.

"So it is a strategic ally in the region and it is worth the Libyans making an attempt at least to see whether the Greeks are interested in showing some of their friendship," he said.
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Anita McNaught, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Tripoli, said there is much speculation about what might be discussed during the reported negotiations.

They could involve some of transitional arrangement to help Gaddafi "take a graceful exit from the Libyan political scene," she said.
Gee this is looking like the doomers and gloomers are going to have to have a pity party in light of Fuhrer Community Organizer's handling of his first self initiated military action.
too bad
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Muammar Qaddafiís acting foreign minister met with Greeceís prime minister in what the government in Athens described as an attempt to find a political solution to hostilities in Libya. Qaddafi Envoy Meets Greek Leader; U.S. Extends Air Raids - Businessweek
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I suggest Gaddafi join the SEIU...guaranteed full protection...
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