Russian President Vladimir Putin and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan discussed the situation in Libya during a telephone call. They stressed the importance of dialogue and of uniting international efforts to find a solution to the crisis.
“During the exchange of views on the situation in Libya, reference was made to the importance of the resumption of dialogue between the warring parties as well as the unification of international efforts in the political and diplomatic settlement of the Libyan crisis” the Kremlin said in a statement.
Russia and the UAE continue to coordinate over the situation in the global oil market, either within the framework of OPEC or at the forum of gas exporting countries.
Libya suffers from a sharp division in state institutions between the two sides of the conflict. Eastern Libya is governed by the House of Representatives (HoR) and supported by the Libyan National Army (LNA). Western Libya is controlled by the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), which is primarily backed politically and militarily by Turkey.