France and Britain on Thursday agreed that Libya strongman Moamer Kadhafi "must go" and called on the EU to consider the country's rebel national council a valid political interlocutor, Sarkozy's office said.
"To stop further suffering of the Libyan people, Muammar Gaddafi and his clique should leave," French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron said in a joint letter to European Union president Herman Von Rompuy.
France earlier recognised the rebels as the country's rightful representatives.
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