Libya's transitional leadership outlines goals at Paris conference
US Secy of State Hillary Clinton meets with French Pres. Nicholas Sarkosy at Elysee Palace photo by: AFP/Getty Images
September 1st, 2011
03:21 PM ET

Libya's transitional leadership outlines goals at Paris conference

By CNN Senior State Department Producer Elise Labott

Libya's transitional leadership outlined the country's humanitarian, reconstruction and political needs Thursday to representatives from about 60 countries who gathered in Paris to discuss Libya's moves toward democracy.

A road map for a constitution and democratic elections is expected to come out of the conference, according to diplomats speaking before the meetings, even as forces opposed to Moammar Gadhafi continued to face forces loyal to the ousted leader in several Libyan cities.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with two senior transitional leaders - Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the National Transitional Council's chairman, and Mahmoud Jabril, the council's prime minister - before joining the session at the Elysee Palace.

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Filed under: Arab Spring • Diplomacy • Gadhafi • Libya • Secretary of State • United Nations
September 1st, 2011
09:01 AM ET

Tough love and new roles as world mulls post-Gadhafi Libya

Analysis by CNN Senior State Department Producer Elise Labott

Paris - Even as they mark Libya's re-entry into the international community under the National Transitional Council, world leaders gathering here in Paris will serve their strong support with a healthy dose of tough love.

Sure, the NTC has talked a good game these last few months about their plans for building an inclusive, democratic government that respects human rights. But now diplomats from several countries say the NTC has to take the training wheels off. It has to move from a rebel force to a legitimate government that offers the Libyan people a better life than they had under Moammar Gadhafi's rule.

A key test will be if the NTC can provide security, meet the humanitarian needs of the people and deliver food and services.

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