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Cameron (l) and Sarkozy: the two men led calls for the special summit and spelled out their ideas in a joint letter on Thursday (Photo: The Prime Minister's Office)

EU keen to build post-Gaddafi Libya

EU leaders will in a joint declaration on Friday (11 March) tell Gaddafi that he must step down and pledge to help build a new post-war Libya.

The latest draft of the declaration, seen by EUobserver, voices solidarity with victims of violence and says: "Colonel Gaddafi must relinquish power immediately." It adds: "The EU stands ready to engage with the Libyan authorities in order to help Libya build a constitutional state and develop the rule of law."

UK Prime Minister David Came...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Cameron (l) and Sarkozy: the two men led calls for the special summit and spelled out their ideas in a joint letter on Thursday (Photo: The Prime Minister's Office)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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