Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi Meets Condi in DC

Rice to meet Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi

Washington, November 19 (QNA) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will meet on Thursday with Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, the Libyan Leader's son, a senior official at the U.S. State Department said.

Another U.S. official announced on Monday that the meeting will be on Tuesday, however, Gaddafi's son met with Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East David Welch.

Saif al-Islam runs the Gaddafi Foundation which has played an important role to resolve the conflict between Washington and Tripoli on the compensations for the terrorism victims in the eighties of the last century.

On Monday, U.S. President George W. Bush made a phone call with Libyan Leader Muammar al-Gaddafi to voice his satisfaction that Libya had settled a long-standing dispute over terrorist attacks and that "this agreement should help to bring a painful chapter in the history between our two countries closer to closure". (QNA)

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