PARIS (AP) — An aide to the French president says Nicolas Sarkozy has agreed in principle with Libya’s opposition Transitional National Council to travel to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.

The presidential aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, says although Sarkozy has told the opposition group he will come, the timing of the visit and other details need to be worked out and the trip is not imminent.

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