This is an early report but French negotiators say Gaddafi is ready to talk about stepping down as leader of Libya.
PARIS, July 12 (Xinhua) — French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe confirmed on Tuesday contacts with the Libyan government to negotiate terms of Muammar Gaddafi’s leave, a local radio reported.
“Effectively there are contacts but not a real negotiation,” the minister told France Info.
“We receive envoys who say Gaddafi is ready to go, let’s discuss it,” he added.
Juppe’s remarks came as Libyan leader Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam told the Algerian El Khabar newspaper that direct negotiations were held between the Libyan leader and France.