Dubai: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recognised the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) led by the rebels battling to oust Muammar Gaddafi as the legal and sole representative of the Libyan people.
The announcement was made by UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday.
"This recognition comes out of the UAE's keenness to maintain its good relations with the Libyan people and its Arab commitment to Libya's territorial unity and the future of its people," Shaikh Abdullah was quoted by the UAE's official news agency Wam as saying.
Shaikh Abdullah said the UAE will open a representative office in Benghazi soon.
On Sunday, General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received Mustafa Abdul Jalil, Head of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) and his delegation.
They discussed the latest developments in the Libya and ways to support aspirations of the Libyan people, as well as the outcome of the third meeting of Libya Contact Group, which was held recently in Abu Dhabi
Published Date: Jun 13, 2011 08:59 am | Updated Date: Jun 13, 2011 08:59 am