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A proposal by Venezuela's president to solve the current crisis in Libya does not include a clear plan, Hisham Youssef, assistant Arab League secretary, said on Thursday.
On 17 February, a popular uprising erupted In Libya against the regime of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi, who has been in power for 42 years. Thousands of protesters have been reported dead during the clashes with pro-Qhadafi forces.
President Hugo Chavez had suggested an international mediation delegation of representatives from Latin America, Europe and the Middle East be sent to Libya in a bid to hash out a peaceful resolution through negotiations between protesters and Qadhafi's regime.
Youssef said Venezuela's foreign minister phoned Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa to introduce Chavez's proposal and that Moussa described the ideas as vague.
"There were no definite ideas, we need to know the basis for the suggested negotiations and where to start them", Youssef told Al-Masry Al-Youm.
Youssef said the Arab League's stance on the Libyan crisis was expressed on Wednesday during a meeting of Arab foreign ministers. “This crisis should be handled in a way that responds to the aspirations of the Libyan people, and not only from a security perspective,” he said.