Sunday, August 30, 2009

Secret documents uncover UK's interest in Libyan oil. Negotiations fuel rumours of commercial deal behind Megrahi's release

Terry Macalister
The Observer, Sunday 30 August 2009

"Libya has been courted by Prince Charles, government ministers and Foreign Office mandarins on a dozen or more occasions in pursuit of lucrative oil and gas contracts.

Documents obtained by the Observer show ministers and senior civil servants met Shell to discuss the company's oil interests in Libya on at least 11 occasions and perhaps as many as 26 times in less than four years.

Foreign secretary David Miliband, the former Labour leader Lord Kinnock and even Prince Charles were involved in the meetings with Shell about its business in Libya or Egypt......"

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