Jordan urges “peaceful” transition of power in Libya

Aug 22, 2011

Amman – The Jordanian government on Monday called for a ‘peaceful and speedy’ transition of power in Libya after the downfall of Moamer Gaddafi’s regime.

‘Jordan is closely watching the rapid developments in Libya and hopes the country will see a speedy and peaceful transition of power,’ Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said in a statement carried by the official Petra news agency.

Judeh also urged ‘a compromise among all political and social forces on a roadmap that permits the setting up of a democratic system of government which enables Libya to play its due role in the Arab world and preserves the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.’

He said that the Transitional National Council has an ‘important’ role to play in the process of the transition of power.

Jordan was one of the first Arab countries to recognize the opposition council and establish diplomatic ties with the Libyan rebels.

Meanwhile, the Muslim Brotherhood movement, Jordan’s main opposition group, congratulated the Libyan people for toppling Gaddafi and his regime.

‘We congratulate the great people of Libya and both the Arab and Islamic nations for this brilliant victory,’ the Brotherhood’s leader Hammam Saeed said in a statement.

Saeed in particular advised Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh ‘to take a lesson from this outstanding example of despotism.’

Thousands of people have taken part in anti-government protests in Syria and Yemen this year.

Source: Monsters and Critics.

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