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Libya will further study membership in proposed Mediterranean Union

ALGIERS, June 6 (KUNA) -- Libya here Friday said it would wait about its membership in the Mediterranean Union proposed by French president Nicolas Sarkozy.
Libyan foreign minister Abdulrahman Shalgham said in a press statement after the conclusion of a meeting of foreign ministers of Mediterranean countries, that Tripoli was not ready to approve the French project because "it is unclear to us." This issue needs more study, he said and called on the Arab Maghreb countries to wait before joining the proposed Mediterranean Union.
Foreign ministers of 12 Mediterranean nations participated; these are Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Turkey, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Malta, and Portugal, besides the host country Algeria. (end) ft.bs KUNA 062337 Jun 08NNNN