MOSCOW, October 22 /TASS/. Russia and Libya want to restore full-scale interaction, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday after a meeting between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian president’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, and Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Dairi.
"The situation in Libya was central to the meeting. The Russian side stressed the importance of overcoming the internal political crisis in that country (Libya) as soon as possible and mobilize the necessary resources for effective counteraction to a growing terrorist threat," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"In this connection, the sides voiced support for the U.N.-mediated international efforts to create a government of national accord (in Libya) and expressed readiness to contribute to the effective completion of the intra-Libyan dialogue proceeding from the priority task to preserve Libya’s sovereignty and territorial integrity," the ministry stressed adding that the Russian and Libyan foreign ministers had also discussed practical aspects of Russian-Libyan bilateral relations.
"They confirmed reciprocal interest in restoring full-format interaction in traditional areas of cooperation as the situation in Libya gets back to normal," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.