Meeting Outcomes of the Interim National Council held on 19 March 2011
BENGHAZI, LIBYA – 19 March 2011 – The Interim National Council met on Saturday, 19 March 2011, and discussed a number of important national issues on the current circumstances of the country and the importance of taking necessary actions. The outcome of the meeting is summarized as follows:
First: The Council discussed all the developments on the ground, including the crimes committed by the Qadhafi regime against the Libyan people the Libyan people as well as the report submitted on the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973 decided accordingly the following:
1- To welcome the mentioned resolutions and urge the international community to expedite the initiative to implement the resolutions in order to protect the Libyan people and assist them in achieving the legitimate demand.
2- To call upon the Libyans throughout the country to be cautions and to continue to demonstrate peacefully in order to achieve their legitimate demands by going out to the streets and peaceful sit-ins, particularly after the international community ensured the protection of Libyan civilians in accordance with Resolution 1973 and demanding the international community to ensure the safety of Libyan civilians.
3- To urgently prepare a file on the referral of Qadhafi, his gang and his associates involved in killing of Libyans, to the international Criminal Court and entrusting a technical and legal team to complete the procedures.
4- To intensify contacts with brotherly and friendly countries for the recognition of the Transitional National Council and welcome the positive response of many countries to deal with the Transitional National Council and urge other nations to an early recognition of the Council and urge other nations to an early recognition of the Council as the sole legitimate representative of Libyan People.
5- To choose a number of ambassadors and representatives of Libya to foreign countries, according to proposal submitted by Foreign Affairs submitted for approval.
Second: The Designation of the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya and appointment of a Governor to the Central Bank of Libya, with a temporary headquarters in Benghazi.
Third: The establishment of Libyan Oil Company as supervisory Authority on oil production and policies in the country, based temporarily in Benghazi and appointment of an interim Director-General for the Libyan Oil Company.