Libyan Minister Koussa Resigns in London, UK Announces

Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 05:37 PM

 

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Moammar Gadhafi’s foreign minister, Moussa Koussa, has quit and flown to London, where he is meeting with British officials, according to a statement from the U.K. Foreign Office.

“He traveled here under his own free will,” the statement said. “He has told us that he is resigning his post,” after arriving from Tunisia on March 30. Koussa “is one of the most senior figures in Gadhafi’s government, and his role was to represent the regime internationally — something that he is no longer willing to do.”

Koussa crossed yesterday into Tunisia through the border post of Ras Jedir, the state-run Tunis Afrique Presse news agency reported, citing its own correspondent. He came to Tunisia on a “private visit” and not as an official guest, the agency said, citing unnamed people.

Koussa isn’t subject to the travel ban that the United Nations Security Council on imposed on Gadhafi and other top government officials.

The U.K. Foreign Office statement encouraged other Gadhafi supporters to “abandon him and embrace a better future for Libya.”

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