Hugo Chavez proposes peace plan for Libya

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Hugo Chavez proposes peace plan for Libya

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A peace plan for Libya, proposed by Venezuela’s President Chavez and reportedly accepted by Muammar Gaddafi, is being considered by the Arab League.

The idea, outlined by Chavez earlier this week, involves sending representatives from several countries to Libya to help negotiate an end to the fighting.

Chavez spoke personally to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi on Tuesday to outline his proposals.

“Hopefully the politics of weapons will not be imposed on the people of Libya,” he told an audience in Venezuela. “I hope we can create a commission that goes to Libya to talk with the government and the opposition leaders, who are not known publicly.”

Historically, the Venezuelan president and Colonel Gaddafi have been on cordial terms. Chavez visited Libya just five months ago.

The Secretary General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, told the Reuters news agency that he has been informed of the Chavez plan, but that it is still under consideration.

Venezuelan officials have said that Gaddafi has accepted Chavez’s proposal.