Saturday, October 22, 2011

  • Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) faces several immediate challenges, including restoring stability, collecting arms from many disparate militias and initiating reconciliation.
  • Arab leaders must learn the right lessons from the Arab Spring, said Qatar's prime minister.
  • Jordan's prime minister-designate commits to political and economic reforms.   
Dead Sea, Jordan, 22 October 2011 - Mahmoud Jibril, Chairman of the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya, outlined the challenges of building national unity in the wake of the liberation of Libya from the Ghaddafi regime. He spoke in the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum Special Meeting on Economic Growth and Job Creation in the Arab World that opened today at the Dead Sea in Jordan. Libyans feel "relieved and reborn, but the mission of rebuilding will be very hard," he said.

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