Italy says no longer has relations with 'west Libya'

DOHA, April 13 Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:38am EDT

DOHA, April 13 (Reuters) - Italy's foreign minister said his country no longer has any relations with the government in western Libya, parts of which remain firmly under the control of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Foreign ministers, along with rebels fighting against Gaddafi, were meeting in Qatar on Wednesday to discuss Libya's future.

"We have no relations with west Libya," Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told reporters. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; writing by Reed Stevenson)

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