AMMAN, Oct 8 (KUNA) -- King Abdullah II of Jordan reiterated Saturday
Amman's support of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) in building a
new Libya, including support to the Libyan people and their ambitions.
Remarks by the King came during talks with visiting head of the NTC
provisional government Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril.
According to a statement by the Royal court, the two sides discussed the
situation in the North African country and cementing Jordanian-Libyan ties, as
King Abdullah pledged to continue humanitarian and medical aid to the Libyan
people to help the transition to a new era of security and stability.
Jibril expressed his gratitude to Jordan for its support, which, he said,
would help his country face the current hardships and rebuild the institutions
of a modern state.
During the meeting, attended by Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, Chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. Mishaal Al-Zaben and the delegation
accompanying the Libyan leader, the head of the provisional government briefed
the King on the situation in Libya and the NTC's efforts, in cooperation with
the world community, to rebuild the country.
Jibril told Jordan Television and Petra news agency after the meeting that
King Abdullah had pledged all forms of support to the Libyan people at this
critical stage, "which is a turning point more dangerous than the previous
Jibril said the Libyans are now before the tremendous challenges of
building the institutions of the state, restoring security to the street and
setting up a national army.
The NTC chief said he agreed with the King to send a fully-equipped
Jordanian field hospital to Libya and to start founding a joint higher
Jordanian-Libyan committee to promote ties in various sectors, including
security, health and education.
Jibril added Jordan's aid was of vital importance as the Kingdom has been
forthcoming to offer help for Libya to meet reconstruction needs. (end)
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