The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, and the Director General for Political and Security Affairs at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs held joint talks on the Libyan crisis and how to reach a permanent political settlement in the country.

A statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that the talks between both sides focused on resolving the conflict in Libya, stressing the importance of increasing coordination on the efforts of Russia, Italy and other countries concerned in order to facilitate lasting peace in Libya.