"It's an extraordinary leap forward," Mr. Bellingham said. "Because the high-level panel was until recently talking about Gadhafi as being part of the solution - instead of part of the problem."
"I believe there is certainly a change in the whole perception of Gadhafi. We are in a very different position to the one we were in just five, six weeks ago. Then we were talking about a stalemate. Now there's no stalemate. Gadhafi is losing his grip," Mr. Bellingham said. "Despite the fact that the Libyan flag is flying on the access road to the conference center, there has been a big turnaround."