Thursday, March 10, 2011

France Becomes First Country to Recognize Libyan Opposition

The day the France took the mantle of 'Leader of the Free World'...

"France is recognizing the Libyan opposition's Interim Governing Council and plans to exchange ambassadors with the newly formed body, the president's office said Thursday. It is the first country to recognize the group.

President Nicolas Sarkozy met with two representatives of the transition council based in the eastern city of Benghazi, which was taken over by rebels in a deadly uprising against Moammar Gadhafi.

The European Parliament is encouraging EU member states to recognize the opposition government. The council representatives were in Strasbourg, the parliament's base, earlier this week, but EU policy is normally to recognize states, not governments.

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