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Libya/formation of a transitional government

Published on November 28, 2011
Statement by Alain Juppé, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Paris, November 23, 2011

We welcome the formation of the Libyan government, which is a milestone in the country’s political transition to democracy. We commend the determination of the Libyan authorities to adhere to the road map they have set themselves. We extend our warm wishes to this new government in the historic task it is taking on.

This is a thoroughly revamped national unity government, which is open to women and young people, and whose priorities will be to lead the country’s reconstruction and organize the first elections in the next eight months. We have confidence in this government to respond to the challenges that Libya will face in this critical period and to lead her safely towards democracy. France stands alongside the Libyan government and people, to whom she once again expresses her friendship and solidarity./.

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