The Liberian government and rebels began peace talks in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Liberia Radio quoted President Samuel K. Doe as saying he would welcome an international peacekeeping mission to his West African nation if it is agreed to at the talks. In Liberia, officials took journalists to the international airport, 35 miles from Monrovia, to prove that contrary to rebel claims, the government controls the airport.
WORLD IN BRIEF : LIBERIA : Talks Open With Call to End Fighting
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