BEIJING (AP) — German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says Libya's crisis cannot be resolved through military means and all sides must get to work on a political resolution.
Westerwelle said on a visit to China that a first step must be a cease-fire that is heeded by embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
Speaking before Westerwelle at a April 1 briefing, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi also expressed Chinese support for a diplomatic solution. He says China is worried about reports of continuing clashes and civilian casualties.
Both China and Germany abstained in the U.N. Security Council vote that authorized the establishment of a no-fly zone and demanded that Libyan government forces pull back from population centers.
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