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Bush Letter to Ghadafi Reportedly Seeks Stronger US-Libya Ties

A Libyan news agency says President Bush has written to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, saying Washington wants to strengthen ties with Libya.

The JANA news agency reported Tuesday that President Bush's homeland security advisor handed Mr. Gadhafi the letter on Monday during a visit to Libya.

JANA quoted the letter as saying a great deal has been achieved since the United States and Libya restored full diplomatic ties last year. It also said President Bush expressed his desire to "develop and consolidate" relations with Libya.

There was no immediate comment on the report from the White House.

US-Libyan ties have warmed considerably in recent years, after Libya renounced terrorism and said it had abandoned efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction.