Sunday, July 17, 2011


The 4th meeting of the Libya Contact Group set up by the international community to find a solution to the Libyan crisis is taking place in İstanbul.

The Libya Contact Group formed at the London Conference held at the end of March to defuse the crisis which emerged with the popular uprising in Libya and the Gadhafi administration's crack-down on its own people has convened in Istanbul in a bid to surmount this crisis.
The meeting co-chaired by Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, which hosted the previous meeting, is being attended 32 countries, 7 international organizations and 40 delegations comprised of the representatives of the Libya National Interim Council.

18 of the countries are being represented at foreign minister level.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and NATO Secretary General Rasmussen are also attending the meeting.

The 4th meeting of the Libya Contact Group started with a speech by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayid El Nahyan each.

The developments in Libya since the meeting in Abu Dhabi on June 9 will be taken up at the Istanbul meeting.

The quest for a political solution on the basis of a roadmap drawn up by Turkey will be the main item of the agenda.

The humanitarian aid to the Libyan people and Libya's re-construction are also among the items to be discussed at the meeting.