Portugal to recognize Libyan rebels   2011-06-10 11:07:55 FeedbackPrintRSS

LISBON, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Portugal said Thursday it will soon recognize the opposition National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya, and plans to send a diplomatic mission to the rebels' stronghold in Benghazi.

"The decision (to recognize NTC) will be taken soon by this government or the next," Foreign Minister Luis Amado said when addressing the opening ceremony of an annual meeting of the African Development Bank.

But he also said the NTC will have to justify some controversial issues related to important decisions that it took before Portugal could officially recognize it.

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Editor: Zhang Xiang
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