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Bangladesh recognizes interim Libyan authority

Bangladesh recognized the anti-Gaddafi NTC as the interim Libyan authority, saying Dhaka was ready to support the reconstruction of war-torn African nation.



Dhaka: Bangladesh today recognized the
anti-Gaddafi National Transitional Council (NTC) as the
interim Libyan authority, saying Dhaka was ready to support
the reconstruction of war-torn African nation.

"Bangladesh is pleased to accord its official recognition
to the National Transitional Council (NTC) as the only
acceptable interim authority of Libya," a foreign office
spokesman said.

He said Bangladesh welcomed an imminent resolution of the
conflict and supports a peaceful transition reflecting
people’s aspirations as "Libya’s future is for the Libyan
people to decide and determine".

"Bangladesh underlines the importance of the rebuilding
process in a manner that safeguards the territorial integrity,
strengthens solidarity of the Libyan people and ensures way
forwards an inclusive political system," the spokesman said.

He, however, said Dhaka was closely monitoring the
developments in Libya since the beginning of the political
turmoil there.

The development came weeks after Bangladesh voted in
favour of the UNGA resolution acknowledging the NTC to
represent Libya in the UN.

"Bangladesh stands ready to support the rebuilding and
reconstruction of Libya in the interest of a brighter future
for brotherly Libyan people with whom the people of Bangladesh
share excellent relations based on friendship and mutual
respect," the spokesman said.

He said Dhaka also believed that the international
community would do its part to help the Libyan people in the
process of reconciliation, reconstruction and meting the
immediate and long-term challenges facing Libya.

PTI

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