The Russian Ambassador to Libya Aidar Aghanin reaffirmed his country's support for the efforts of the UN envoy to Libya, Abdoulaye Bathily, to hold elections as per fair laws, reiterating that work of Russian embassy with its entire staff is ongoing from Tripoli.

This came during a meeting of the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah with the Russian ambassador to follow up on a number of political and economic files between the two countries, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s media office.

Aghanin stressed the Russian desire for economic and academic cooperation between the public and private sectors in the two countries, according to the statement.

Dbeibah reaffirmed Libya's firm position on the Israeli aggression against Gaza, expressing his satisfaction with the Russian position toward the aggression, and demanded unification of the international position toward the Palestinian Cause.