Russia recognizes Libya's Transitional Council

By REUTERS
September 1, 2011 09:12

MOSCOW - Russia recognized the National Transitional Council (NTC) as Libya's legitimate authorities on Thursday, moving to increase its influence in postwar reconstruction and protect its economic interests in the oil-producing North African nation.

"The Russian Federation recognizes the National Transitional Council as the current authorities and takes note of its declared reform program, which calls for the development of a new constitution, the holding of general elections and the formation of a government," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.


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