The head of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek held talks on Saturday with Libya’s interim government on forging closer ties with the EU.
Buzek, whose post is largely ceremonial, met with Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril in Tripoli.
He also voiced MEPs concerns for a post-Gaddafi era with the National Transitional Council’s justice minister.
Buzek pointed to the treatment of prisoners of war in accordance with international law and how disarm anti-Gaddafi fighters as the biggest challenges facing the country’s new rulers.
Outside the hotel where Buzek gave his press conference, protesters gathered to draw attention to the unstable security situation in parts of southern Libya.
It highlights the mammoth task of crafting a new Libya that awaits the former rebels.