Gaddafi give up, it's over: Cameron

Published: Sep 16, 2011, 08:44 IST | Agencies |

During his first visit to Libya, UK Prime Minister David Cameron vows to help in the hunt for fugitive dictator Moammer Gaddafi

During his first visit to Libya, UK Prime Minister David Cameron vows to help in the hunt for fugitive dictator Moammer Gaddafi

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged Britain's help in hunting down fugitive strongman Moammer Gaddafi as he and France's Nicolas Sarkozy became the first foreign leaders to visit the new Libya.

Consoling the injured: French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Britain's
Prime minister David Cameron visit injured people in the Tripoli Medical
center during their travel in Libya yesterday.

"We must keep on with the NATO mission until civilians are all protected and until this work is finished," the British prime minister told a joint news conference in Tripoli yesterday. "We will help you to find Gaddafi and to bring him to justice," he said.

Speaking side by side with leaders of the National Transitional Council and Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, he said Gaddafi had no part to play in the new Libya, adding: "Anyone who thinks Gaddafi has any role should forget it."

Cameron said, "This is not over. We will help you to find Gaddafi and bring him to justice. There are still parts of Libya under Gaddafi's control, Gaddafi is still at large, and we must make sure this work is completed."

He announced a range of measures to help with mine clearance and the decommissioning of weapons as part of a post-conflict package of assistance. Cameron also set out a new scheme to treat some of the most badly-injured Libyans -- funded by Tripoli -- in UK hospitals using expert surgeons.

He said he hoped the first to benefit would be Abdul Ahmed, the Libyan boy wounded by a grenade left in his school and whose plight has touched the hearts of many television viewers. Britain and France will also press for a fresh UN Security Council resolution today to unfreeze more Libyan assets, Cameron said.

Being tech-savvy
UK PM David Cameron, Labour Chief Ed Miliband and Deputy PM Nick Clegg will all have their own profiles on Google+, the latest social networking site . The three hope the move will make them more accessible to voters. The service will also allow leaders to take part in group video chats with members.

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