Putin Calls Libyan Prime Minister

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On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with the Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Unity (GNU), Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, who is currently on a state visit to Moscow.

In a statement, the Kremlin said that President Putin welcomed the formation of the interim GNU, which is scheduled to pave the way for elections at the end of the year. He also reaffirmed Russia’s readiness to continue efforts aimed at strengthening the Libyan political process and ensure the long-term stability, sovereignty, and unity of Libya. As well as establishing progressive social and economic development.

“Taking into account the experience of mutually beneficial cooperation that the two countries have, it was agreed to start working on promising directions for the development of bilateral ties in various fields,” the statement said.

“Dbaiba expressed his gratitude for the delivery of a batch of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine to Libya,” the Kremlin added. President Putin also conveyed his good wishes to Dbaiba and the Libyan people on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.