China's input needed to rebuild Libya

Updated: 2011-08-17 13:22


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BENGHAZI - The Libyan opposition welcomes Chinese  enterprises back to Libya and looks forward to China's participation in rebuilding the country, an opposition leader said Wednesday.

The rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) will respect all deals and contracts Muammar Gaddafi's government signed with Chinese companies,NTC Vice President Abdel-Hafidh Ghoga said in an interview with Xinhua.

The NTC welcomes Chinese enterprises back to the country to complete existing projects, he said.

All deals and contracts signed earlier will be examined to see whether there is any corruption, he added.

Ghoga is looking forward to China's role in rebuilding the North African country and an all-round partnership between the two countries.

Libya and China share huge economic interests, the NTC leader said, and Libya would need China even more after Gadhafi's 42-year-long rule ends.

Ghoga hopes China can use its international status to support Libyan people's efforts to build a democratic country ruled by law and help retrieve the country's frozen overseas assets.

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