Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko called Tuesday for greater military and energy cooperation with Libya as he courted the country's leader, who was making his last stop on a three-nation tour of former Soviet republics.
Moammar Gadhafi's visits to Ukraine, Belarus and Russia appear aimed at spurring competition for arms and energy deals with Libya, an energy-rich north African nation.
Yushchenko said at a news conference that Ukraine has "colossal potential" for supplying arms, technology and other materiel to Libya.
He said Ukraine can offer Libya access to Ukraine's oil refinery industry or networks of retail filling stations.
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