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Minister Schwarzenberg attended the Conference on Libya

On 29 March, 2011 the Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg participated on London Libya Conference.

The British Government hosted a conference on Libya in Lancaster House. More than 40 Foreign Ministers and representatives from key regional organisations attended. These included the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, OIC Secretary General Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the PM of Qatar, Foreign Ministers from key regional countries including Iraq, Jordan, UAE, and Morocco, Secretary Clinton, and Foreign Ministers from across Europe and NATO members, along with Secretary General Rasmussen. The Arab League, Lebanon and Tunisia were also represented.

Participants have reaffirmed the importance of full and swift implementation of UNSCRs 1970 and 1973 (2011), as well as their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Libya. They have reaffirmed their commitment to enforce the restrictions and sanctions on the regime and to act to prevent the supply and operations of mercenaries. Participants are implementing these measures as a clear message to Qadhafi that he cannot attack civilians with impunity.

After the conference Mr Schwarzenberg held a press briefing for Czech media – Czech TV, Czech Press Agency, Czech Radio, and Lidové noviny and Právo daily newspapers.

Conference participants

Libya conference family photo

K.Schwarzenberg press briefing