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Euro parliament head wants closer Libyan ties

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Euro parliament head wants closer Libyan ties


The president of the European parliament says he wants greater cooperation between Europe and Libya.

Jerzy Buzek arrived in Tripoli on Saturday to meet the head of the interim government, Abdel Jalil. Buzek is the highest ranking official to visit Libya since the death of former leader Muammar Gaddafi.

“We are very close friends and the cooperation seems to be quite natural but for improving our cooperation of course we need compatibility between Libya and European Union member states and the European Union itself,” said Buzek.

Describing the European Union and NATO as ‘our closest allies’, Jalil thanked them both for their support in the fight against Gaddafi.

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