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'Contact group' calls for Gadhafi to stand down

Qatar’s PM makes final statement

Qatar’s prime minister has called for Colonel Muammar Gadhafi to stand down, following a meeting of the newly formed international ‘contact group’ on Libya. In a statement, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabr Al Thani said that the group agreed that Gadhafi’s regime is ‘weak’. Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon was in attendance at the meeting, which was co-chaired by Britain and Qatar. Representatives from 39 countries including the UN, NATO, and the Arab league were also present.

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