Libya/National Transitional Council – Statement by Alain Juppé, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs
Paris, 7 June 2011
France, who has regarded the Libyan National Transitional Council since its creation as her legitimate political interlocutor, intends to continue providing it with her full support with a view to building a united, free and democratic Libya.
Having committed the most serious crimes against the Libyan people, in defiance of international law, the authorities under Colonel Gaddafi can claim no role of any kind in representing the Libyan state.
The National Transitional Council is the sole repository of governmental authority, in France’s relations with the Libyan state and the entities under it./.