Libya - Foreign Relations

Foreign Relations

Amidst the Libyan civil war, at least 100 countries, as of 18 October 2011 (2011 -10-18), as well as multiple supranational organisations and partially recognised states, had formally switched their diplomatic recognition to the National Transitional Council.

Officials of the National Transitional Council had asked for foreign aid, including medical supplies, money, and weapons, and promised to pay off these debts to donor countries with oil deals and frozen assets belonging to Gaddafi and his confidantes after the civil war ended. They had also suggested that countries that were early to offer recognition and countries participating in the international military intervention in Libya may receive more favorable oil contracts and trade deals.

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