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France Announced Recognition for the Libyan Rebel Group

France announced its official recognition for the Libyan National Council as the sole representative of the Libyan people and became the first western country to do so.

Mar 14, 2011 18:52 IST
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France, on 10 March 2011, announced its official recognition for the Libyan National Council as the sole representative of the Libyan people and became the first western country to do so. France also handed over the building of the former Libyan Embassy to Paris to the Council. It also announced to send an ambassador to Benghazi (Libya’s second largest city) which is the seat of Libyan National Council.


The President of France, Nicholas Sarkozy, will present the global plan on the Crisis in Libya at an emergency summit of European Union heads of government in Brussels on 11 March 2011. He will also endorse for no-fly zone during the meeting.


The representatives of the Libyan National Council are on a world tour to get military and humanitarian support. Libyan National Council is the rebel group in Libya which is fighting against the Libyan ruler Muammar Qadhafi.

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