Libya: Government of National Accord urges to re-open Russian Embassy to Libya

14.12.2017, Libya.

The Russian Embassy in the Libyan capital should be re-opened, as there are no security issues, the Foreign Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord Mohamed Taher Siala said on December 13 at a meeting of the Valdai Club, TASS reports.

“We suggest that the Russian government should start the operation of its embassy as many others are ready to do. None of them encounters any security issues,” the Foreign Minister said.

The Russian Embassy in Tripoli was closed and all personnel was evacuated on December 3, 2013, after a terrorist attack.

Also, after Gaddafi’s death in 2011, a duality of power took hold in Libya. The east of the country is governed by a people’s parliament which is independent of Tripoli and which co-operates with the national army that is led by Khalifa Haftar and fights against militants. The western part with the capital city of Tripoli is governed by the Government of National Accord led by Fayez al-Sarraj which was formed with the support of the UN. Also, a major part of Libya’s territory is controlled by ISIL (organization banned in Russia).

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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