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National Transition Council to take Libya's seat at Arab League

Libya's seat in the Arab League, suspended during the civil war, has been reclaimed by the National Transitional Council

Reuters , Thursday 25 Aug 2011
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Arab League Chief Nabil el-Araby meets with former Foreign Minister Ali Treki and representative of Libya's NTC Abdel-Moneim al-Houni at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Thursday (Reuters)
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The Arab League gave its full backing to Libya's rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people on Thursday and said it was time for Libya to take back its permanent seat on the League's council.

"We agreed that it is time for Libya to take back its legitimate seat and place at the Arab League. The NTC will be the legitimate representative of the Libyan state," the League's Secretary-General Nabil El-Araby told reporters in Cairo.

The NTC's representative at the League, Abdelmoneim el-Houni, said Libya would resume its League membership at a meeting of Arab ministers on Saturday.

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