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Libya - Jun 1, 2011 - 07:42
Last modified: 1 Jun 2011 03:42
Libya has denounced as illegal Italian foreign Minister Franco Frattini's visit to the rebel stronghold city of Benghazi.
Libya "firmly condemns this illegal visit," a statement from the foreign ministry in Tripoli said, as reported by AFP.
Frattini's visit was "a flagrant violation of international norms and conventions and interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign and independent member of the UN," it added.
Frattini was visiting as Italy opened a consulate in Benghazi, reinforcing the rebel administration's diplomatic standing.