Kobler: Russia has an essential role in Libya’s stability

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Wednesday 13 July 2016
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Russia plays a highly constructive role in bringing about a political settlement for Libya, United Nations delegate to Libya Martin Kobler told Sputnik.

“I really appreciate the constructive line of the Russian government… Russia is a very important member of the Security Council. The Security Council said Libyan political agreement is the roadmap ahead. You do not need other plans or alternatives, it is all there. And the Russian government is part of this resolution endorsing the Libyan political agreement and they are very helpful to bring the two parts of the country together again,” Kobler said in an interview with Sputnik.

Russia has good relations with eastern Libya, he added, stressing that it is important to use the leverage Moscow has to keep eastern Libya’s Torbuk-based HoR and forces under its control loyal to the political settlement with the government of National Accord.

Dignity Operation leader Khalifa Haftar visited Russia in late June, where he discussed a number of issues, including weapons deliveries, with Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

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