Libyan Prime Minister to visit Russia soon – claim


Fayez Seraj, Prime Minister of the UN-backed government in Tripoli is scheduled to arrive in Moscow within days, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

The visit is seen as a step towards overcoming a deadlock in Libya between the Tripoli government and military commander Khalifa Haftar, who is supported by factions based in the east of the oil-rich country.
“I think Seraj’s visit may be paid in the upcoming days,” Interfax quoted Bogdanov as saying.

On February 19, Seraj told Reuters he hoped Moscow might act as an intermediary between him and Haftar.