Friday, September 16, 2011

President Sarkozy and British PM visit Tripoli

The British Premier David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy became the first foreign leaders to visit Libya after the fall of Colonel Muammar Gadhafi. David Cameron pledged his country support in hunting and bringing to justice the toppled leader whose whereabouts are unknown. In a joint news conference in the capital city Tripoli, the two leaders reaffirmed their support in assisting the rebels capture the remaining strongholds of Gadhafi.
President Sarkozy maintained that the Western intervention was not driven by ulterior motives but to assist the Libyan populace. The two leaders, whose forces spearheaded the NATO airstrikes that paved the way to the ouster of the Libyan strongman. Mr. Cameron stated that the NATO airstrikes would not cease until Gadhafi forces, who have put a spirited fight in Sirte on the Mediterranean coast, are completely secured.
The two leaders held talks with Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the head of the National Transitional Council.

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