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African Union desists from recognising Libya’s NTC

August 26, 2011

“(The) council … calls for the formation of an inclusive transitional government, the establishment of a constitutional and legislative framework for the democratic transformation of Libya as well as for support towards the organisation of elections and a national reconciliation process,” Ramtane Lamamra, the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, said following a meeting of the body’s Emergency Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“(The council) strongly reaffirms that the AU stands with the people of Libya and encourages all the parties in Libya to come together and negotiate a peaceful process that would lead to democracy,” he said.

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s leader, said the AU would not recognise the NTC as the legitimate government as
long as fighting continued in Libya. Read full text

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