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Foreign Secretary welcomes the appointment of a new Libyan Prime Minister

Foreign Secretary William Hague speaking following the appointment of Abdel- Rahim al-Kib as Libyan Prime Minister.

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Speaking today the Foreign Secretary said:

“I welcome the appointment of Abdel-Rahim al-Kib as Prime Minister of Libya’s Transitional Government. This represents another important step forward for Libya as the country looks to build a new society after years of tyrannical misrule under Qadhafi. A future transitional government, headed by a credible Prime Minister, has a key role to play in creating a better Libya.

I look forward to working with Prime Minister Al-Kib as the Transitional Government develops its plans for elections and a new constitution, rebuilds the country and works to create a future that meets the legitimate needs and aspirations of all Libyans. In this regard, I welcome the new Prime Minister’s commitment to build a state which respects human rights”.

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Published 1 November 2011