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PM's phone call with President Zuma

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Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken to the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, to discuss the situation in Libya

The PM emphasised the need for strong international leadership in support of the Libyan people.

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister spoke to the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, this morning to discuss the situation in Libya. They agreed that Libya now has the opportunity for transition to a peaceful, democratic and inclusive government and they discussed how the international community should actively and urgently support this process.

The Prime Minister welcomed South African support of the release of 500 million US dollars of frozen Libyan assets for humanitarian needs and the leaders agreed that the African Union needs to take swift decisions at their summit in Addis Ababa today on the unfreezing of further assets.

The Prime Minister emphasised the need for strong international leadership in support of the Libyan people who now have the opportunity to achieve a stable and prosperous future for their country.