Clinton, Frattini meet ahead of Libyan gathering

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini ahead of a diplomatic meeting on Libya.

Clinton and Frattini were expected to discuss the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, Israeli-Palestinian peacekeeping as well as NATO's campaign in Libya.

The two will later join diplomats from countries involved in NATO's military campaign in Libya. The 22 nations and five international organizations aim to find a way to give financial support to the rebels.

The Libyan Contact Group meeting also brings to Rome the NATO chief, and the leader of Libya's opposition council.

A Libyan rebel spokesman has said the rebels need $1.5 billion in coming months.