Arab League chief, British PM 'on same page' over Libya

21st March 2011, Comments 0 comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron believes he and Arab League secretary general Amr Mussa are "on the same page" over military action in Libya after a phone call Monday, his spokesman said.

The two men spoke after Mussa apparently criticised the air strikes on Libya over the weekend. He has since insisted his comments had been "misinterpreted".

During the phone call, Cameron "set out the action that we were taking to implement UN Security Council resolution 1973," the premier's spokesman said.

"The PM explained that current activity targeting Libya's air defences was aimed at allowing the subsequent operation of a no-fly zone."

Cameron also stressed the care that was being taken with air strikes to avoid civilian casualties, his spokesman said.

"The two leaders agreed the protection of civilians was paramount," he said.

Mussa reiterated his support for the Security Council resolution, the prime minister's spokesman said, adding: "The prime minister concluded that they were on the same page."

© 2011 AFP

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