Sarkozy to visit Benghazi, reports

Other News Materials 22 April 2011 22:02 (UTC +04:00)

French President Nicolas Sarkozy plans to visit the Libyan rebels' stronghold of Benghazi, French media reported Friday.

The French president was invited to the Libyan city by the head of the opposition Interim Transitional National Council (ITNC), Mustafa Abdel Jalil, during his visit to Paris earlier this week, dpa reported.

Sarkozy has played a leading role in rallying international support for airstrikes against leader Moamer Gaddafi and was among the first Western leaders to formally recognize the Libyan rebels.

A date for the visit has not been made public.