Egypt Independent

Libya’s transitional govt set to permanently join Arab League

Libya's transitional government will be represented in an upcoming meeting of the Arab League council as a permanent member of the organization, said Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby on Saturday.

Araby's statement came after he met with the head of the executive board of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC), Mahmoud Jibril, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.

Jibril said the Arab League's call for a no-fly zone over Libya had contributed to rescuing Benghazi from a bloody fate.

He added that the NTC believes that the league's decision to support the no-fly zone on 12 March will be remembered as a turning point in the organization's history.

Translated from the Arabic Edition