On 20 June, a minister of the Transitional National Council (TNC) of Libya Abdurrahman Shalgam was on a visit in Latvia and met with the Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Andris Razāns. During the meeting, the Libyan side expressed gratitude for the international community’s support to the Libyan people and told about the current political and humanitarian situation in the country. Minister Abdurrahman Shalgam also presented the road map developed by the TNC for a political transition of the country to the democratic model of public administration during the period of recovery following the fall of the Gaddafi regime.
During the discussion, the parties exchanged opinions on further possible support to the Libyan people by the international community, including the European Union. Political Director Razāns expressed support to democratic reforms in the countries of Northern African region and announced that Latvia recognises the Transitional National Council of Libya as the political interlocutor representing the Libyan people during this interim period.