Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The deputy secretary of the Libyan ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mohamed Abdelazi, says Libya is will cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to resolve the disagreement between them on the detention of an ICC team in the North African country.
Speaking during a meeting in Tripoli on Monday with the Australian minister of Foreign Affairs, Bob Carr, he said Australian citizen Melinda Taylor, a member of the detained ICC team, was being treated very well.
Mr Carr, who arrived in Libya earlier in the day, stressed his country’s willingness to assist Libya in its reconstruction efforts and also to strengthen ties between the two countries.
The head of Australian diplomacy said that his visit to Libya was to seek reassurance about the condition of Taylor and to enable her to establish contact with her country and family.
Libya’s public prosecutor ordered a 45-day preventive detention of ICC lawyer Taylor and a the Lebanese translator accompanying her, while awaiting an investigation into allegations of crimes against Libya.
She is accused of handing over documents to Seif Al-Islam Kadhafi, the detained son of the late dictator, Mouammar Kadhafi.
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