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Estonia supports launching of democratic changes in Libya


Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said ending the civil war in Libya is the essential condition for allowing the Libyan people to ensure a democratic future for their society.

“The developments in Libya in recent months show that the people desire to carry out reforms that will ensure freedom. Libya’s National Transitional Council as the interim authority until a elected Libyan government is formed faces the critical task of launching an all-inclusive democratic and non-violent process. The aim is to hold free and fair elections and to start rebuilding the country and the economy,“ said Foreign Minister Paet.

Foreign Minister Paet also expressed deep concern over the humanitarian crisis in Libya, which has affected several hundred thousand people. "Those who have suffered as a consequence of the civil war continue to need assistance from the international community,” said Paet. He added that the UN should play the leading role in cooperation with international forces.



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