UN willing to help with disarmament in Libya

Ian Martin

The United Nations has offered to assist Libya in the process of disarmament, weapons collections and registration.

That's what Ian Martin, the United Nations Special Advisor for Post-conflict Planning, has said in Tripoli as he concluded a five-day visit to Libya.

Mr. Martin, who has been holding talks with members of the National Transitional Council (NTC), is hoping the country will move forward in peace.

"Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called upon those who were fighting for Colonel Qadhafi to cease fighting and has expressed the hope that the country can be united without further bloodshed and I know that's the strong hope of the National Transitional Council. Certainly if requested the United Nations would be willing to assist Libya in the process of disarmament, weapons collections and registration. Again that's for future discussion as to what Libya feels we can do to help."

Duration: 31″

Fighting continues in Libya as opposition fighters push to consolidate their control of the country after driving Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi out of the capital, Tripoli.

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