Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has reaffirmed his keen interest to support stability in Libya, to speed up holding of elections. This came during his meeting with Head of the Presidential Council, Mohamed Menfi, on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Summit in St. Petersburg, which concluded its work on Friday.

Putin praised Menfi’s speech and issues he touched upon, stressing his keen interest to reform the UN Security Council and activate joint cooperation between the two countries and stalled projects through a joint committee between the two countries, according to a statement issued by the Presidential Council.

For his part, Menfi stressed the importance of the summit and the Russian-African partnership in creating stability on the continent and global food security, looking forward to establishing a joint committee between the two countries.

 He also stated that the Presidential Council has a comprehensive vision to achieve stability, and is working to implement it in close coordination with the United Nations Special Envoy, Abdoulaye Bathily, which requires support of the UN Security Council to continue with national reconciliation efforts in partnership with the African Union.