24 August 2011 — RT
President Sarkozy has guaranteed military assistance to the new Libyan government for as long as it is needed in a meeting with rebel leader Mahmoud Jibril in Paris. In turn, Jibril asked for France’s help in unfreezing Libyan assets.
‘We want to get Libya’s frozen assets as quickly as possible,’ Al Arabia cites Mahmoud Jibril as saying. Estimates of the amount of Libyan government assets held overseas range from $100 billion to $150 billion.
Meanwhile, a group of UN members led by France is now working on a UN resolution which could lift economic sanctions imposed on Libya and unfreeze the assets. It is reported the document could be adopted during the one of the next rounds of talks on Libya, either in Qatar and Turkey, or in New York.