British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy have been given a heroes’ welcome in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
The pair became the first world leaders to visit the country after the ousting of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
Prime Minister Cameron told a crowd in Benghazi: “Your city was an inspiration to the world, as you threw off a dictator and chose freedom.”
The French president urged Libyans to keep the country together.
“We believe in a united Libya, not a divided Libya,” said Sarkozy.
The two leaders led the calls for NATO to intervene militarily to help remove Gaddafi.
They met with members of the National Transitional Council and reiterated their support for the interim government, pledging to release frozen Libyan assets.