Lavrov: I hope that the Russian embassy will resume its work in Tripoli soon

Alwasat - Cairo Fri 18 Sep 2020, 07:14 PM
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The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said that the Russian embassy in Libya is still operating from Tunisia, adding, "I hope that it will resume its work in Tripoli soon."

He continued, "The matter depends on providing security there," referring to the embassy communicating with all Libyan parties. Moscow is working in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense "to build bridges of dialogue between the conflicting Libyan parties," according to a statement reported by the Russian news agency 'Sputnik' on Friday.

He added, "most of the external players have sought over a long period of time to focus and deal with a single political force that they were betting on. We abandoned this approach from the beginning and we were communicating and continuing to communicate with all political forces in Libya without exception."

He continued: "Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Sarraj, visited Moscow at the beginning of the current year prior to the Berlin Conference, which created a very good foundation."

He pointed out that over the past days, Moscow held consultations with the Turks in Ankara about the crisis, commenting: "We continue to work, including with Egypt and Morocco, and we will try to support this process and contribute to the political settlement in Libya."

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