NATO ministers meet amid Libya dispute

NATO foreign ministers will seek to overcome differences over Libya.

Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 17:07 PM IST

Berlin: NATO foreign ministers are meeting for a second day seeking to overcome deep differences over the military campaign in Libya.

The meeting reconvened Friday morning with no commitments yet to provide further ground-attack aircraft for the fight despite French and British calls for more intense airstrikes against Moammar Gaddafi`s forces.

Alliance members agreed Thursday that Gaddafi must leave power but insisted the military mission remain focused on its declared goals of enforcing an arms embargo, protecting civilians and forcing the withdrawal of Gaddafi forces from cities they have entered.
Friday`s agenda also includes meetings with officials from Ukraine and Georgia, and with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Bureau Report