French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron are hosting Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) at a summit with world leaders in Paris today. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in attendance, as are representatives from China and Russia. The NTC, Libya's transitional government, is expected to ask for international aid for providing security and request that Libyan assets in foreign banks be unfrozen. Jonathan Marcus, diplomatic correspondent for the BBC, is in Paris at the "Friends of Libya" summit, and talks about the NTC's first appearance on the world stage as Libya's recognized government.
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