Cairo: Top Arab, African and European diplomats are expected to participate in an international meet to be held in the Egyptian capital on Thursday to discuss various ways to resolve the prevailing political crisis in Libya.

Participants in the talks are expected to discuss various steps to be taken to prevent violence in the North African country, restore stability and provide humanitarian aid to thousands of civilians affected by the bloody unrest that has hit the country since mid-February, claiming the lives of over 6,000 people.

The Arab League, the UN, the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the African Union and the European Union will co-chair the meeting to take place at the Arab League's Cairo headquarters.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, OIC head Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, African Union Commission Chairman Jean Ping and Catherine Ashton, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, have already arrived in Cairo.

The Arab League will be represented at the talks by its Secretary General Amr Moussa.

 

(Agencies)