Home Page
 
News 18 Jul 11

Albania Backs Libya’s Rebel Government

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday that Albania formally recognizes Libya’s main opposition group as the country’s legitimate government.

Besar Likmeta
Tirana
Libyan rebels | Photo by : Fonet/AP

“Conscious of the aspirations of the Libyan people for democracy and development, the Albanian government backs the activities of the National Transitional Council and its program for a democratic Libya, and considers the council to be the legitimate representative of the Libyan people,” the ministry said in a statement.

“The Albanian government is ready to engage with the council and help in the installment of peace and democracy in Libya,” the statement added.  

The Interim Transitional National Council is a political group formed to represent rebel groups seeking to overthrow the four decade-old regime of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

To date, the council has been recognized as the sole legitimate government of Libya by 29 countries, including the Unites States and the European Union member states.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Premium Selection

vucic-turns-his-fire-on-serbian-twitter-critics-12-04-2017
11 Dec 17

Vucic Turns His Fire on Serbian Twitter Critics

Twitter is one of the few media in Serbia that the government cannot control, which may explain why it has become an obsession for Serbia’s imagine-conscious President.

serbia-s-embattled-trans-people-hope-for-brighter-future-12-08-2017
08 Dec 17

Serbia’s Embattled Trans People Hope for Brighter Future

Life for the Balkan country’s small trans community is difficult – but some activists are confident that the future is on their side.

08 Dec 17

Skiing Serbia: The Highs and the Lows

08 Dec 17

Disabled Bosnians Face Uphill Battle For Jobs

07 Dec 17

Serbian Artist Gives Turbo-Folk a Makeover

06 Dec 17

Fatal Inaction: How Measles Made a Comeback