Politics | September 12, 2001, Wednesday // 00:00

The Interdepartmental Commission on the trial against the Bulgarian medics in Tripoli proposed to the cabinet to grant financial aid to the relatives of the defendants. Six Bulgarian medics (a doctor and five nurses) are charged with intentionally infecting Libyan children with the HIV virus. The cabinet will determine the amount of funds to be given to the relatives of the defendants. The money will be used for the travel expenses of the families of the defendants for the 22 September session of the Libyan Court, when the verdicts are expected to be announced. Lawyer Plamen Yalnuzov, consultant of the defense on legal issues, and Doctor Danail Beshkov, Director of the National AIDS Laboratory and a consultant on the medical aspects of the Case will also travel to Tripoli for the court`s session. A Bulgarian-Libyan trade and economic council was created at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) by 30 representatives of Bulgarian companies who want to expand their business in Libya. The Council`s aim to revive bilateral trade and facilitate business contacts between Bulgaria and Libya.

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