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Libya, Italy to Sign Compensation Deal.

Byline: The Tripoli Post

Summary: Libya and Italy will soon seal a deal worth "billions" to compensate for the European country's three-decade of colonial rule, Saif Al-Islam Al-Qathafi said on Thursday.

Libya and Italy will soon seal a deal worth "billions" to compensate for the European country's three-decade of colonial rule, Saif Al-Islam Al-Qathafi said on Thursday.

"In the next weeks, Libya will sign a deal with Italy on compensation for the colonial period. This deal...amounts to billions," Saif told an official gathering in Tripoli.

The accord involves several projects including a motorway across Libya, education and clearing mines dating back to the colonial era, he said a speech broadcast on state television.

In Rome, an Italian foreign ministry spokesman said "the negotiations are at a good point but some important aspects have not yet been defined." Italy colonialized Libya from 1911 to 1943 during which war crimes were committed against the Libyan people.

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Date:Jul 27, 2008
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