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Norwegian MFA held secret Libyan rebel talks. Deputy Minister Espen Barth Eide at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) has confirmed political talks were held today with Libyan resistance fighters who claim to represent the people. “This is the first time we have had contact at political level. The idea was to meet and get to know them,” he tells NRK this evening about the transitional council group. Calling today’s meeting “useful”, the Deputy Minister says the aim was to get a state-of-the-nation impression from the other side, as well as how broad their support is.

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Norwegian MFA held secret Libyan rebel talks

Published on Tuesday, 19th April, 2011 at 22:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Deputy Minister Espen Barth Eide at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) has confirmed political talks were held today with Libyan resistance fighters who claim to represent the people.

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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“This is the first time we have had contact at political level. The idea was to meet and get to know them,” he tells NRK this evening about the transitional council group.

Calling today’s meeting “useful”, the Deputy Minister says the aim was to get a state-of-the-nation impression from the other side, as well as how broad their support is.

“We were also concerned about who should be represented in an upcoming political process should Gaddafi retreat, agreeing that people who have been close to the old regime must also be represented in a new political process.”



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Published on Tuesday, 19th April, 2011 at 22:40 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: espenbartheide, norwegianministryofforeignaffairs, libyanrebels, muammaral-gaddafi.


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