Berlusconi visits Gadhaffi

BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy PM in Libya to meet Gaddafi

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is in Libya to celebrate the anniversary of a friendship pact signed last year.

But he will not attend events marking the 40th anniversary of the military coup d’etat that brought Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to power in 1969.

Italy occupied the North African country between 1911 and World War II.

Mr Berlusconi’s government has agreed to pay $5bn in the next 20 years to compensate Libya for wrongs committed during its colonial occupation.

FACTBOX: Lybian investments in Italy.


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