Cameron vows UK help in hunt for Gaddafi

2011-09-15 14:18
Tripoli - Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Britain's help in hunting down fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi as he and France's Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday became the first foreign leaders to visit the new Libya.

The French president said that the toppled tyrant remained a "danger" and that there was a "job to finish" in eliminating the remaining strongholds of his forces.

"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 the Libyan capital on their lightning visit.

"We will help you to find Gaddafi and to bring him to justice," he said.

Sarkozy said that it was vital that all countries co-operate in handing over wanted officials of the ousted regime and said he was confident that Libya's southern neighbour Niger, a former French colony, would not give refuge to fugitives from justice.

"We call on all countries that have wanted people on their territory to work with international bodies to ensure that everyone can be called to account for what they have done," he said.

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