(188)  Lockerbie: Libya ready to pay compensation

Following a meeting in Tripoli on 7 August 2002 between Colonel Gaddafi of Libya and the British Foreign Office Minister Mike O’Brien, the Libyan Foreign Minister stated that regarding compensation, yes, we are going to do something on that topic.  Regarding responsibility, we are discussing this issue – we are ready to get rid of this obstacle.  The objective is the normalisation of relations between Libya and the USA, and the lifting of sanctions against Libya.