Cameron "optimistic" about Libya, consults with Sarkozy
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he was "optimistic" about the recent progress made by rebel forces in Libya against the regime of Moamer Gaddafi, dpa reported.
Cameron's remarks followed his meeting in London with Mahmud Nacua, the diplomatic representative of Libya's Transitional National Council, recognized by Britain last month.
Cameron said he had discussed the situation in Libya, where rebel forces have recently tightened their grip on the strategic town of Zawiya, 50 kilometres from capital Tripoli, on the telephone with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday.
"I think this is a moment not to be complacent at all, but optimistic that we are getting closer to the future that many of us talked about," Cameron said in London.
"It has taken time but I think we are heading in the right direction and I think it is a good opportunity to share today some of the perspectives on what needs to happen next."