Prime Minister David Cameron will discuss compensation for IRA victims with the Libyan Prime Minister during Tuesday’s G8 talks, it is claimed.
The Libya Herald reported today that its Prime Minister Ali Zeidan had arrived in the UK to attend the G8 Summit and that he would fly to Belfast on Tuesday morning for the final day of the summit, when Libya will be on the agenda.
US victims of Libyan-sponsored terrorism have received substantial compensation for their losses.
Victims campaigner Willie Frazer has been campaigning for some years for similar compensation for British victims of IRA terrorism, where weaponry was supplied by Libya.
Mr Frazer said yesterday: “We have been told officially that the Libyan Prime Minister will meet David Cameron at Enniskillen on Tuesday and that Mr Cameron will re-emphasise the issue of a compensation package for IRA victims, so we welcome that fact.”
A spokeswoman for the G8 summit responded: “The UK government is in talks regarding legacy issues, for example the compensation question. These talks include people from the highest levels on both sides.”