Friday, April 1, 2011

The allies together to build a new future in Libya

The international coalition partners on Tuesday in London showed a united front to build a new future in the African country, where there is no place for the current leader Moammar Gadhafi. Meeting in London, the foreign ministers of 36 countries and representatives of the UN, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and the European Union (EU) also agreed to formally establish a "Contact Group" to address politically the international operation, the first meeting be held "as soon as possible" in Qatar.

"Gahdafi and his regime have completely lost its legitimacy and be held accountable for their actions," the final declaration of the conference, Minister Host William Hague, described as "a very strong international pressure for him to leave." There is no future for Libya with Gadhafi in command, or trying to cling to power, "said Hague in the final press conference, without discarding the particularly the possibility of a plan of exile, mentioned by several ministers.

Hague reiterated that the Libyan leader is accountable to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for his crimes and said the UK was not involved in looking for a destination, but added that "this does not prevent others from doing so." The Italian foreign minister, one of the first to mention a possible exile last week, said the support from participants Gadhafi's departure was "unanimous." There are not yet a formal proposal (to welcome), no country has made, and even Africans who may be willing to do, "he said but when analysts in London mentioned as potential destinations Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso and even Venezuela.

Although not planned by the UN resolutions, France was ready to discuss with its allies military aid to the rebels, said Foreign Minister Alain Juppe. The proposal was criticized, among others, the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who said that the Atlantic Alliance, which has just taken command of the military operation is "to protect people, not to arm" .

Meanwhile, the powers pledged to continue military operations until Gadhafi "comply fully" with the requirements of resolution 1973 the Security Council of the UN, as "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This resolution allowed the March 19 start of military intervention led by the United States, France and Britain.

Among the conditions included the establishment of an immediate ceasefire and a cessation of attacks against civilians. The main objective of the meeting was "to help the Libyan people to define their future." The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, noted that to achieve this needed a "very close collaboration" of the international community.

"The transition to a democratic government and society will require time and support us all," said . The new contact group will "provide leadership and overall political direction to the international effort" in close cooperation with the UN, the Arab League, OIC and the African Union, which was conspicuous by his absence at the meeting.

The North Atlantic Council will assume its part, the "executive political leadership" of the operations of NATO and the UN lead "the coordination of humanitarian assistance and support planning for long-term stabilization." Although London Hague invited a delegation from the National Transitional Council (CNT), the provisional authority representing the rebels fighting Gadhafi, is not taking part in the conference itself.

Your responsible for Foreign Affairs Mahmoud Jibril, however held meetings with foreign ministers of the United States, France, Germany and the UK. The CNT established in a statement his vision of a "modern" and "united" and promised to work toward free elections. "We have learned from past struggles during the dark days of dictatorship there is no alternative to building a free and democratic society, "the CNT.

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