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Libya:UN envoy confers with Libyan opposition leaders + Related Articles

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Laaska News  July 26,2011

Bulgaria declares Libyan diplomat “persona non grata” 
French FM to visit Britain with Libya talk on table 
German loan to Libyan opposiiton

UN envoy confers with Libyan opposition leaders

United Nations special envoy to Libya Abdul Ilah al-Khatib. Photo: AFP

The UN is making a strong effort to kickstart the settlement process in Libya, special envoy Ilayh Muhamed al-Khatib said shortly after arriving on Monday in Benghazi when he will hold talks with members of the Provisional National Council.

Mr. Al-Khatib is all set to negotiate a ceasefire and set in motion a mechanism for the interim period.

Meanwhile, the NATO-backed opposition forces are trying to seize the town of Zliten, east of the capital Tripoli.


German loan to Libyan opposiiton

Guido Westerwelle. Photo: EPA

Germany will give a 100 million Euro loan to the opposition National Provisional Council in Libya in a bid to avert a humanitarian catastrophe looming over the country’s rebel cities, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Monday.

Much of the loan comes from the frozen foreign assets of Muammar Gaddafi and members of his inner circle.



French FM to visit Britain with Libya talk on table 

PARIS, July 25 (Xinhua) — French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe will arrive in London later on Monday to meet with his British counterpart William Hague, the ministry said Monday, presenting Libya talks on agenda.

“The two ministers will discuss about Libya and the need to continue to move forward in the operations undertaken to support the National Transitional Council,” Libya’s rebel body recognised by several western countries as the legitimate representative of Libyan people, according to the statement.

Their discussion will also concern issues on the continuation of engaging partners “in preparation for the end of the Gaddafi regime and to democratic transition,” the statement added.

As well, other important international affairs regarding Syria, Iran, Afghanistan and the Middle-East peace negotiation will be on the table of their working dinner, the statement said.

The two states expect their next summit meeting in France at the end of this year.

France and Britain forged their closest military ties since World War II at their last summit meeting in London on Nov. 2, 2010, which contributed their common stance and initiative strikes against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi starting in March.


Bulgaria declares Libyan diplomat “persona non grata” 

SOFIA, July 25 (Xinhua) — Bulgaria on Monday declared a Libyan diplomat Ibrahim Al-Fuirs a “persona non grata.”

According to the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry, the Libyan charge d’affaires in Sofia Mohamed Milad was officially informed on Monday that Al-Fuirs, a counselor at the Libyan Embassy to Bulgaria, would have to leave Bulgaria within 24 hours.

The Libyan diplomat was declared a “persona non grata,” literally means unwelcome person, under Article 9 of the Vienna Convention, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry added.



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