Russia has fully restored its diplomatic presence in Libya and intends to revive its friendly ties with the country, the Russian ambassador in Tripoli told the Sputnik news agency.
This comes after Ambassador Aydar Aganin presented his credentials to the head of Libyan Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi, on Monday.
"The diplomatic presence in Libya has been fully restored. Now we will work to strengthen our traditionally friendly relations," Aganin said in his first interview since taking office.
The diplomat added that the Russian embassy had to leave Libya in 2014 due to a civil conflict and worked from Tunisia since that time.
"We are now developing a full-fledged work and have in mind to establish contacts with the widest range of representatives of Libya. And it seemed to me that Libyans are also interested in communicating with us, hearing our assessments and point of view," Aganin said.