The Media Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Fathi Al-Maryami, said that Speaker Aqila Saleh will visit Russia in the coming days, adding in a press statement Saturday that the visit will address the joint interests of both Libya and Russia.

Aqila Saleh visited last Sunday Qatar and met the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani two days after the Emir met with the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah in Doha.

HoR member Ziyad Daghim said that during his visit to Qatar and the previous visit to Turkey, Aqila Saleh tried to market what he called an initiative for a political solution in Libya based on the idea of holding parliamentary elections only with the formation of a new presidential council headed by Saleh for a period of three years, after which the holding of elections will take place.

 Al-Araby Al-Jadeed website cited Libyan sources as saying that HoR Speaker Aqila Saleh will travel to Russia next week to present his political initiative, which includes changing the executive authority, by reforming a new presidential council headed by him, and a modified government headed by Dbeibah.