UN chief, General Assembly president visit Libya

November 2nd, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS  

United Nations, Nov 2 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and president of the General Assembly Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser paid a surprise visit to Libya Wednesday, a UN spokesman said.

The top UN officials would meet members of the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC), Martin Nesirky, spokesman for the secretary-general, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

The NTC is the temporary governing body of Libya after former leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed following the seven-month conflict.

After the brief visit to Libya, Ban would travel to Cannes, France, to attend a summit of the Group of 20 nations.

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