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Visit to Libya

Published on September 19, 2011
Speech by Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the Republic

Benghazi, September 15, 2011

Young people of Benghazi!

Young people of Libya!

Young Arabs!

France expressed to you her friendship and support.

You wanted peace.

You wanted freedom.

You want economic progress.

France, Britain and Europe will always stand alongside the Libyan people.

Friends in Benghazi, we ask one thing of you: we believe in a united Libya, not a divided Libya.

People of Libya, you’ve demonstrated your courage. Today, you must demonstrate fresh courage: that of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Long live Benghazi!

Long live Libya!

Long live the friendship between France and Libya!./.

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