On Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin stated that Moscow will be guided by security considerations, rather than politics, when choosing between Tripoli and Benghazi for the reopening of its Embassy in the North African country.
“Our Embassy in Libya has been working in Tunisia. That is why it will be wrong to say that it resumes its work. It continues its work”, he told journalists when asked where the Embassy would be headquartered upon its return to Libya.
“Naturally, we will be guided when returning the Embassy to Libya by considerations of security. We have always focused on that” he noted.
“Before speaking about politics, let us speak about the security of our diplomats” he added.
Previously, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a meeting with the Speaker of Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Saleh, that Russia had decided to resume the work of its Embassy in Libya.