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Russia Mulls Moving its Embassy to Libyan Capital

Russia Mulls Moving its Embassy to Libyan Capital

Wednesday, 27 October, 2021 - 07:15
Deputy head of the Libyan Presidential Council Abdullah Al-Lafi meets with Charge d’Affairs of the Russian Embassy in Libya Jamshid Poltaev (Presidential Council)

Deputy head of the Libyan Presidential Council Abdullah Al-Lafi has discussed with Charge d’Affairs of the Russian Embassy in Libya Jamshid Poltaev the latest developments and the possibility of moving Moscow’s embassy to Tripoli.


Their discussions in Tunis also tackled the Libyan elections set to be held in December, according to a statement issued by the Presidential Council on Tuesday.


Al-Lafi praised the relations and joint cooperation between Russia and Libya, and expressed hope for better collaboration between both sides.


The Russian diplomat said Moscow is mulling to move its mission to Tripoli and praised the efforts exerted by the Council in planning for the elections.


Russia’s embassy has been operating from Tunis since 2014.


The Libyan Foreign Ministry has called on the UN mission and other diplomatic missions to resume their work from the capital.


In a related development, Al-Lafi held talks on Tuesday with Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Libya Jan Vycital.


The Libyan official hoped to boost cooperation between the two sides.


The Czech ambassador praised the efforts of the Presidential Council in pushing for timely elections. He also expressed his country’s willingness to raise the level of cooperation between the two sides in the health sector.


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