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Death of Gaddafi marks "new era" for Libya: Clinton

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said today the death of Muammar Gaddafi marked the start of a new era for Libya.

world Updated: Oct 21, 2011 12:18 IST
Reuters

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton said on Friday the death of Muammar Gaddafi marked the start of a new era for Libya.

"The death of Colonel Gaddafi has brought to a close a very unfortunate chapter in Libya's history. But it also marks the start of a new era for the Libyan people, and it is our hope that what I saw in Tripoli on Tuesday first hand, the eagerness of Libyans to building a new democracy, can begin in earnest," Clinton told a news conferece in Islamabad.

First Published: Oct 21, 2011 12:17 IST