The fifth meeting was planned to take place in New York
but the events in Tripoli
forced the members to meet again in Istanbul on extraordinary meeting on 25 August to set up road map for construction of "new Libya".
The group recognized the progress made by the Libyan people, NTC, and NATO forces, and underlined the importance of continued support from all entities in the formation of a free and democratic Libya.
Friends of Libya
At the meeting on 1 September 2011 in Paris
, the Contact Group was dissolved and replaced with a new international meeting group called the Friends of Libya.
A second Friends of Libya conference was held on September 20, 2011 in New York City.
was originally an observer, but it began sitting as a full member at the June meeting in Abu Dhabi
and thereafter. South Africa
boycotted the September meeting in Paris
Last meeting in Paris
President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
invited several new countries and one international organisation on the last meeting of Libya Contact Group:
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- ^ Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs B. Lynn Pascoe (29 July 2011). "August 2011, Libya". Retrieved 2011-08-17.
- ^ Inti Landauro (22 August 2011). "UPDATE: France Calls For Meeting Of Contact Group On Libya". Wall Street Journal.
- ^ Josh Rogin (22 August 2011). "Libya contact group to meet Thursday in Istanbul". The Cable. Foreign Policy.
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