LONDON, March 10 Members of the rebel Libyan
National Council are "valid interlocutors", Britain's Foreign
Office said on Thursday after France recognised the council as
the legitimate representative of the Libyan people.
"The UK recognises states, not governments. The interim
national council are valid interlocutors, with whom we wish to
work closely," a spokesman for the Foreign Office told Reuters.
"We've made it clear that Gaddafi must go now. We are
working closely with international partners to achieve this. We
are considering a range of options and look forward to
discussing these with President Sarkozy and the other partners
at tomorrow's European council."
(Reporting by Olesya Dmitracova)