London Conference on Libya

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The London Conference on Libya was an international meeting of government representatives in London on 29 March 2011 to discuss intervention in the Libyan Civil War on behalf of the National Transitional Council.[1] Attendees included foreign ministers and leaders from the United Nations, the League of Arab States, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the European Union and NATO.[2] The meeting was chaired by the British Foreign Secretary William Hague.[2] While leaders of the Libyan opposition including Mahmoud Jibril were consulted prior to the conference, they did not attend.

The meeting resulted in the setting up of the Libya Contact Group,[3] which served as an organizational basis for intervention in Libya until the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in August 2011.

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  1. ^ "The London Conference on Libya". Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "London Conference on Libya: Chair's statement". Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Suraj Sharma (13 July 2011). "Libya Contact Group meeting to focus on common stance: experts". Xinhua. Retrieved 16 July 2011.