Russian and French foreign ministers discuss Libya in Munich

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, and his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, have discussed the crisis in Libya on the margins of the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Russian ministry said Saturday, according to Sputnik.

“The heads of Foreign Policy Ministries discussed urgent bilateral issues, the schedule of the upcoming bilateral contacts and the main international topics,” Sputnik cited the Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement as saying.

It reported the statement as saying that the focus was on finding a way out of the Syrian crisis and the situation in Libya.

Lavrov and Ayrault underscored the need for Russia and France to cooperate constructively to tackle existing challenges,” the statement continued, according to Sputnik.

France and Russia are both weighing in on the eastern front line in Libya in support of the commander of Operation Dignity Khalifa Haftar.

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