Russian ambassador

The new Russian ambassador to Libya, Aydar Aganin, has hailed the efforts of the Libyan Presidential Council to achieve peace and stability in all parts of Libya, conveying during his meeting with the Head Mohammed Menfi after presenting his credentials on Monday the greetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and saying that the Russian diplomatic presence in Libya had fully returned. 

Meanwhile, the Presidential Council said Menfi had stressed the depth of the bilateral relations between the two countries, and his keenness on the contribution of Russia, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, in stabilizing the situation in Libya and achieving the dream of Libyans in holding simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections, saying he was looking forward to the success of the new ambassador in his duties during his tenure in Libya.

Aganin told Sputnik that the Russian embassy in the capital, Tripoli, will work to strengthen friendly relations with Libya. He added that the Russian embassy was organizing its work and intended to establish broader contacts with Libyan representatives, noting that "Libyans are also interested in dialogue with [Moscow] and listening to its assessments and point of view."

Menfi accepted Monday in Tripoli the credentials of five new ambassadors. In addition to Russia, Italy, Ghana, Bangladesh, and Vatican City's ambassadors presented their credentials.