PARIS, Aug 9 (KUNA) -- France on Tuesday urged the opposition National
Transition Council (NTC) in Libya to "rapidly" form a new executive body after
the NTC disbanded its current executive.
A French statement said that the decision to dissolve the executive body
was "a sovereign decision" by the NTC president and officials here stressed
the "regular and confident relations" Paris has with the Council, which is
seeking to overthrow Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi, with massive international
France was the first nation to recognize the NTC as "the sole, legitimate
representative of the Libyan people" and the only representative of
governmental authority in Libya.
The French government has also led a major campaign to get international
recognition for the NTC and has pushed for funding to be provided for that
"The decision of the president of the NTC is a sovereign one," the Foreign
Ministry said here.
"Naturally, we want a new executive bureau to be rapidly designated in
order to pursue the implementation of the political Road Map that was
presented to the Contact Group" on Libya. (end)
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