President Merz meets Gaddafi, Leader of the Revolution of Libya
Bern, 24.09.2009 -
President Hans-Rudolf Merz held a discussion with the Leader of the Revolution of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, on the fringes of the 64th UN General Assembly. The discussion focussed on the normalisation of bilateral relations between Libya and Switzerland. Both sides reiterated their desire to swiftly implement the agreement concluded between the two states on 20 August 2009. President Merz called for the immediate return of the two Swiss citizens detained in Libya, which had been promised on numerous occasions. The Leader of the Revolution assured President Merz that he would commit himself personally to bringing about their release.
Note for the media: Press point at approx. 12.30pm local time at UN headquarters
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