Geneva: The new red, black and green flag of
Libya on Tuesday took its place among the row of flags of United
Nations member states.
During the flag-raising ceremony at the UN`s European
headquarters, Libyan envoy Ibrahim Aldredi sang his country`s
anthem with his hand on his heart.
A small group of his compatriots joined in outside the UN
gates and later chanted "Libya, Libya, Libya."
"It is a really emotional moment to see the flag, our flag
in three colours symbolises a lot for our people," the
"My wishes are for a new free Libya, a dignified country
where human rights are respected, and where there is equality
for all in the country," he added.
Last February, Aldredi and others at Libya`s UN mission in
Geneva announced their defection from Muammar Gaddafi`s
regime, which was ousted last month.