Tripoli: With NATO air strikes at Gaddafi's positions and helping the opposition push back his forces, Muammar Gaddafi agreed to a ‘road map’ proposed by African leaders to end hostilities with the Libyan rebels.

While the terms of the 'road map' were not clear, the rebels said there was no question of a truce that leaves the Libyan strongman in power.

Jacob Zuma, the South African President who is part of the delegation of African Union leaders in Libya, said that they had discussed the issue with Gaddafi.

"We have completed our mission with the brother leader, and the brother leader's delegation has accepted the road map as presented by us," Zuma said.

Gaddafi made his first appearance in front of the foreign media in weeks when he joined the AU delegation at his Bab al-Aziziyah compound, Al Jazeera said.

Points like protection of civilians, provision of humanitarian aid for Libyans, a dialogue and an inclusive transitional period are included in the road map.

Ahmad Bani, a rebel spokesman, rejected a negotiated outcome to the conflict.

The African delegation is set to meet the rebels in Benghazi as the situation in the country appears to be deadlocked both militarily and politically and there is no word on actually how the roadmap is going to be implemented, if at all it is accepted by the rebels.

(Agencies)