Philippine Statement on Libya, 30 August 2011

Statement

Coat of Arms of the PhilippinesThe Philippines recognizes the National Transitional Council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people during this period of transition in the country and hopes that it will lead the country towards peace and stability.

The Philippines and Libya share a history of excellent relations based on friendship, understanding, and mutual respect. The Philippines looks forward to working with the Libyan people in sustaining and enhancing this relationship.

The Philippines hopes to be able to contribute to the rebuilding of the new Libya in the form of Filipino professionals in the construction, energy and medical fields.

The Philippine Government reiterates its thanks and appreciation to the Libyan people for keeping Filipinos in Libya safe throughout the conflict.