President Ahmadinejad Invites Libya's NTC to Visit Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad invited the members and the head of the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) to visit Iran.

Iran's new Ambassador to Libya Hossein Akbari submitted Ahmadinejad's invitation NTC Head Mustafa Abdul-Jalil in Tripoli on Monday.

Iran also called for the formation of a joint committee between the two countries to expand the bilateral ties and cooperation in different fields.

Last month NTC Vice-Chairman Abdel Hafiz Ghoga appreciated Iran for its supports and aid to his North African nation, and announced that a delegation of NTC members would visit Tehran in the near future in a bid to discuss expansion of ties and cooperation between the two Muslim states.

"We received abundant humanitarian aid from Iran and appreciate these supports and assistance," Ghoga told FNA on Monday.

He described the recent daylong visit to Tripoli by Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and his accompanying delegation as positive and fruitful, and said the NTC would reciprocate Salehi's trip by sending a delegation to Tehran in the near future.

Ghoga disclosed no more details on the issue.

Salehi visited Libya earlier in November to meet the country's interim government officials on bilateral ties and the fate of Shiite Cleric Imam Musa Sadr.

Salehi's visit to Libya was widely welcomed by Tripoli's new government officials, including its chairman Abdul-Jalil.

(Source: Fars News Agency)

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