PARIS andBENGHAZI, Libya, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Independent Libya Foundation, which was founded to support the resistance movement in Libya, is now moving into the second phase of its mission statement after the successful placement of the Libyan Transitional National Council as the sole Governing body in Libya.
ILF President Basit Igtet was joined in Libya by a team of high level international security and humanitarian experts, including Adam Hock, Joseph Hagin and Sara Bronfman to take part in creating a rebel re-integration program, one of the most vital preliminary steps to stabilize the country following their recent victory against the Gaddafi regime. During their time in Libya the ILF delegation presented a multi-phase re-integration program to the local authorities appointed by the TNC., who accepted their proposal.
The current mandate of the ILF is to provide immediate support to the Libyan people, who in defense of democracy and civil society, overthrew the Gaddafi regime. ILF President Basit Igtet stated from Benghazi, "It is our duty to support those who fought tirelessly (and lawfully) to once again regain control of their country and to restore the freedom and rights of the Libyan people."
Sara Bronfman, daughter of Canadian businessman and former long-time president of the World Jewish Congress Edgar Bronfman, stated, "After being in Libya and experiencing first-hand the pride and conviction of the people I met, I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to work with them and honored to be of any help as they shape a bright future for themselves and their country."
The ILF, led by a coalition of international experts, will be creating specific programs to address Libya's immediate as well as long-term development needs. Mr. Igtet, a Libyan national, has committed himself wholeheartedly to the implementation and success of these programs. With the help and support of international organizations and private citizens he endeavors to assist the people of Libya rebuild their country.
About the ILF- Independent Libya Foundation:
The Independent Libya Foundation is a non-profit organization, developed by supporters of the Libyan people and dedicated to the creation of an independent, unified and democratic Libya. The ILF supports the Interim Transitional National Council of Libya. The Foundation is intended to be a resource for individuals and organizations interested in a free and prosperous future for the people of Libya. In the longer term, our purpose is to strengthen Libya's democratic base by cultivating accountable leadership and good governance and to help Libya play a new and active role in the region and the wider world
Media contact Independent Libya Foundation:
Richard H. Griffiths, Director International Affairs-ILF
SOURCE Independent Libya Foundation