04 Jun '11, 1pm

Libyan rebel chief holds talks with British PM in London

Libyan rebel chief holds talks with British PM in London

LONDON: The head of Libya's rebel council held his first talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday, with the two leaders discussing the possibility of opening an office in London. Mustafa Abdul Jalil, chief of the Transitional National Council, is seeking more aid for the rebels' fight against Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi, who a day earlier was shown on television for the first time in nearly two weeks. Jalil will also meet Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague and finance minister George Osborne to study measures agreed at last week's meeting in Rome of key nations involved in efforts to support the rebels. Cameron and Jalil shook hands outside the British premier's Downing Street office before heading inside. A spokeswoman for Cameron told AFP it was the first time Jalil has met the British leader for face-to-face talks. In a statement ahead of ...

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