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Slovakia recognises rebel council as government of Libya

Slovakia's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Tuesday, August 30, announced that it now recognises Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) as that country’s only legitimate representative. The ministry noted that it had decided to take the step following the latest developments in the country, which have confirmed the council’s position.

Slovakia's Foreign Affairs Ministry on Tuesday, August 30, announced that it now recognises Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) as that country’s only legitimate representative. The ministry noted that it had decided to take the step following the latest developments in the country, which have confirmed the council’s position.

"The Foreign Affairs Ministry is convinced that the National Transitional Council will guarantee the observance of laws, justice and human rights for all Libya's citizens. Such an approach will receive broad support by Slovakia's Government," said the ministry in a written statement, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

"The Foreign Affairs Ministry also expresses condolences [to the country and the bereaved] in connection with the large number of civilian victims of the clashes [in recent months]," the ministry added.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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