Arab states committed to help Libyan people: UAE

July 17th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS  

Istanbul, July 16 (IANS/WAM) United Arab Emirates has expressed the Arab states’ committment to the welfare and help of Libyans facing an ongoing political crisis in their country.

UAE’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan underlined his country’s support for Libyan people Friday.

Speaking during a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu at the conclusion of the fourth meeting of the Libya Contact Group in Istanbul, the UAE’s foreign minister said: “Today another significant step has been made to clarify the importance of international support to Libya’s Interim National Transitional Council (NTC),”

“Clearly the Arab states stand with the Libyan people”, he added further underlining joint action “to help Libyan have a dignified life”.

An unrest spreading through the Arab world erupted in Libya in February, with protests against the 40-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi. After UN Security Council authorised military action against Gaddafi’s forces, US and NATO have launched many air strikes in the country since March.

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