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miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2011

UN Committee authorizes England to unfreeze Libyan assets

The UN sanctions committee to Libya gave the green light on Tuesday to England thaw $ 1.6 billion in assets in that country to finance relief, after China withdrew its blockade as, diplomats .
Germany also requested the unfreezing of nearly 1 billion euros (1.4 billion U.S. dollars) in assets seized, and France wants to thaw about 5 billion euros (7.2 billion U.S. dollars) to help in the purchase of humanitarian aid and maintain essential services in Libya. But it was not clear whether these countries will also receive permission to do so.
The mission of China to the UN, a key member of the sanctions committee of the Security Council, withdrew its blockade of the British initiative after receiving approval of the Beijing government, diplomats.
The money saved in England the sum of 1.86 billion dinars in banknotes printed by a British company.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague has welcomed the decision to allow his government to send back to the central bank of Libya 200 million banknotes.
"This represents another important step for the need to send assistance to the Libyan people, representing a major breakthrough," Hague said in a statement.
"These notes, which were frozen in England on behalf of UN sanctions, will help provide urgent humanitarian assistance, and give confidence to the banking sector, pay public sector salaries and inject liquidity into the economy."
The United States received permission to send about 1.5 billion dollars in frozen assets back to Libya last week after a dispute with South Africa on whether to loosen the UN sanctions meant to recognize the rebel government of Libya, fighting against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Fuente: AFP

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