In Libya Prime Minister David Cameron has flown into Tripoli followed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The two leaders who spearheaded the West’s military intervention are the first senior foreign leaders to visit the country since the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi.
It is understood they will meet National Transitional Council leaders in Tripoli, before flying to Benghazi, where they are expected to speak in the former rebel stronghold’s Liberty Square.
NTC chief Mustafa Abdul Jalil has pledged the safety of the two leaders. David Cameron’s office confirmed they had met with Libyan leaders this morning after their arrival. The visit is seen as a victory lap for the two men who are hugely popular in Libya, where common graffiti slogans include, “Merci Sarkozy” and “Thank you Britain”.