Hillary to travel Rome to attend meeting on Libya

Hillary Clinton would discuss ways to protect civilians caught in cross-fire between Libyan rebels and Gaddafi forces.

Updated: Apr 30, 2011, 12:01 PM IST

Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would travel to Rome next week to participate in a
meeting to discuss ways to protect civilians caught in
cross-fire between Libyan rebels and Gaddafi forces.

Scheduled from May 4 to May 6, the meeting of the
Libya Contact Group in Rome will build on the last Contact
Group meeting held in Doha and will allow the US to discuss
with its international partners the ongoing implementation of
United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973, the
State Department spokesman, Mark Toner, said.

"Secretary Clinton will also conduct a series of
bilateral meetings, including Italian Prime Minister Silvio
Berlusconi, President Giorgio Napolitano, and Foreign Minister
Franco Frattini," Toner said.

Assistant Secretary Philip Gordon and Assistant
Secretary Jeffery Feltman will accompany Clinton on this trip.

PTI