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Korea to hold interagency meeting over Libya unrest

South Korea's foreign ministry said Friday it will convene an interagency meeting on Saturday to discuss countermeasures after the United Nations authorized military actions to curb Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi.

The meeting will also check the economic impact from the unrest in Libya and "strongly urge" some 100 Korean nationals remaining in the turmoil-torn North African country to leave there, an official at the foreign ministry said.

The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. and involve officials from the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae and the ministries of defense and economy, according to the official.

The U.N. Security Council endorsed Thursday a no-fly zone on Libya to halt government troops and protect civilians against the forces loyal to Gadhafi.

Most of the Koreans who were in Libya have fled there over the past few weeks, taking various routes by land, air and sea. (Yonhap News)