UN Libya envoy arrives in Tripoli
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Last Updated: Saturday, September 03, 2011, 19:48
  
Tripoli: A special envoy for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Tripoli on Saturday, as the international body stepped up efforts to put Libya on a path towards democracy.

Ian Martin landed at a military airport in the capital, as Ban said the world body was ready to assist in re-establishing security after the nearly seven-month uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.

"I am here now to discuss with the National Transitional Council how the United Nations can be most helpful in the future," he told reporters on arrival.

Martin arrived amid questions about the UN's future role in the country, particularly about whether a peacekeeping mission will be necessary.

"I think the future leaders of Libya face a very big challenge, they have already shown the ways in which they are ready to tackle that challenge and it will be the commitment of the United Nations to assist them in any way they ask."

PTI


First Published: Saturday, September 03, 2011, 19:46


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