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US, Libyan Officials Meet in New York


U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has met with Libya's foreign minister Abdurahman Shalgam for the first time since the two countries restored normal diplomatic ties earlier this year.

Rice and Shalgam were in New York Saturday. They met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

The U.S. and Libya still have issues to resolve, including final payment of restitution to the families of victims of the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The U.S. would also like to see an end to Libya's prosecution of six medical workers accused of infecting 400 children with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Before the meeting began, Rice was asked by reporters when she would visit Libya. She responded that she would announce her travel plans when they are made.

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