Lockerbie victims agree with Abdul Meguid and Libyan justice minister
Libya, Politics, 4/21/1998
Libya informed the Arab League about the results of its discussions with the representatives of victims families in a 1988 jet bombing known as the Lockerbie issue. This came during a meeting between Esmat Abdul Meguid and Libyan Minister of Justice Mohammed Bin Kassan al-Zawi.
After the meeting, the Libyan minister said the representative of the victims' families, James Sweir, and lawyer of the victims' families, Robert Black, reiterated the words of Nelson Mandella, the South African president: it is illogical that the two enemy countries in the Lockerbie issue can judge the issue because they are enemies.
Zawi then added that the mission of the Libyan people and the victims' families is to accept a flexible solution to end the crisis. Then he said the Arab League, the Organization of African Unity, the Non-aligned Movement, and the Organization of the Islamic Conference agreed on the necessity of continuing and coordinating efforts toward confirming one of the suggested solutions adopted by the league and the African organization, agreed upon by Libya: judging the suspects according to the Scottish law in a neutral country. He also called for peace-loving forces and regional organizations to help pressure the British and US governments to take a flexible position toward these suggestions.
Concerning his meeting with Abdul Meguid, Zawi said Libya has examined recent developments surrounding the issue, the beginning of a new stage, efforts to move into the future and reach a solution to the crisis.
Then he praised the position of world countries toward the crisis, saying that the efforts of the AL, the OAU and the Non-aligned Movement is beginning to gain support for reaching a just solution, adding, "Our dispute with the two countries is according to the agreement of Montreal, which supports our point of view".
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