France to send aid to eastern Libya
France plans to send two planes loaded with medical aid and doctors to pro-democracy protesters in eastern city of Benghazi in Libya, Press TV reported.
"It will be the beginning of a massive operation of humanitarian support for the populations of liberated territories," the US daily paper New York Times quoted French Prime Minister Francois Fillon as saying on Monday.
"[France is considering] all solutions to ensure that Colonel Gaddafi understands that he should go, that he should leave power," he added.
According to French Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bernard Valero, these planes which carry doctors, nurses and tons of medicine are just initial supports to the opposition-run territory in Libya.
The measures are followed by the former Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie's resignation over her contacts with ousted Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Reports revealed that the parents of Alliot-Marie bought shares of a construction company owned by Tunisian business tycoon Aziz Miled.
Her actions had caused public backlash and opposition parties called for her resignation.
Fillon, however, believes Alliot-Marie's decision to step down was rather "political than moral" and that "she was not at fault."
Paris is currently under heavy criticism for its slack support for the uprisings undergoing in the Arab nations.