High-level UN meeting embraces new Libya leader, raises flag
The new Libyan leadership was recognized at a formal meeting Tuesday at the United Nations, where the flag of Libyan rebel fighters was raised alongside that of the UN, reported dpa.
Close to 60 government representatives, including 21 heads of state, attended the meeting to pursue talks on assisting Libya in reconstruction efforts and the establishment of democratic institutions.
Mustafa Abdel Jalil, president of the Transitional National Council, was recognized as head of state.
Jalil thanked the UN and the international community for its support in helping rebel fighters topple the Moamer Gaddafi regime.