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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary
, commenting on the latest meeting of the Libya Contact Group in Turkey, said:

"Libya's long term future must be central to the discussions in Turkey today.

"Everyone wants a resolution to the conflict soon and a post-Gaddafi Libya. But if those wishes were granted tomorrow, there are big questions about whether the international community would be ready.

"The UK Government has given confused signals on post-conflict planning so a central item of the international agenda today has to be developing real plans for the aftermath."

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