IPCO representatives briefed diplomats on the current status of Dr Baghdadi Mahmoudi, General Secretary of the General People's Committee of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, and Hon. Secretary-General of the International People's Conference Organization (IPCO).
The IPCO was advised by friendly governments that these governments would be willing to offer facilities to the Libyan Jamahiriya to continue the legitimate government and allow it to function in exile.
The diplomats called upon the IPCO to continue to contact and follow up with various other governments via visits to embassies, as well as via Faxes, to inform them of the status of the Hon. Secretary-General as well as of his unjust detention.
The advice was not to assume that these friendly governments are familiar with the facts, since the meetings revealed that they had not been familiar with the situation, and had been having to rely on media reports.
The failure of the Libyan Jamahiriya to have any office of communication to follow up with other entities, even at this late stage, was a major factor, and that it should attempt to do so in order to obtain solidarity and support.
Other diplomats from governments which had recognized the illegal regime, expressed privately that they are with the Brother Leader and the Jamahiriya, in spite of the actions of their government.
IPCO said it will not reveal which governments it has spoken to, nor all details of the advice, given the sensitive nature of the situation, but disclosed that especially some of the Latin American governments are willing to assist the Jamahiriya and will continue to refuse to recognize the illegal occupation regime.
The language barriers were also mentioned as an impediment across the world, even in this era of mass communications, and it was advised that this issue should be addressed, so that information is made rapidly available in multiple languages. Volunteer translators are being sought by IPCO to assist in this regard.
Another of the advice received is that an international committee should be set up, and include well known persons such as perhaps Nobel Prize holders, U.S. popular stars, or any personalities with a major following, and prospective "VIPs" should at least be approached and informed of the situation.
The role of independent media also should not be neglected as these are vehicles for conveying the truth while the corporate news media fail to provide accurate information, the discussions concluded.