The UN Security Council has voted to ease sanctions on Libya allowing the country’s key institutions to start functioning again.
The 15-member body also agreed to create a UN mission in Libya to help with the rebuilding process after six months of civil war and NATO airstrikes.
Mark Lyall Grant, the UK’s permanent represenative to the United Nations, said the resolution has “made clear that we will continue to take the action necessary to enforce the no fly zone, and also to protect civilians as long as it is necessary.”
Earlier on Friday, the 193-nation General Assembly officially recognised the interim government as Tripoli’s sole representative at the world body.
Only seventeen voted against, including Venezuela and Cuba. There were also fifteen abstentions.
The National Transitional Council received further backing on Friday as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech in the Libyan capital.
“You have proved to the whole world that no regime or political system can stand against the will of the free people,” Erdogan told a crowd in what is now known as Martyrs Square.
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