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Libya talks in Moscow in diplomatic coup for Putin

Libya talks in Moscow in diplomatic coup for Putin

Summit brings together two sides in civil war and confirms Russia’s increasing influenceVladimir Putin has pulled off a significant diplomatic coup by arranging a mini-summit in Moscow between the two sides in Libya’s long-running civil war.Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the leader of the Libyan National Army forces in the east, and Fayez al-Sarraj, the leader of the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, held eight hours of indirect talks rather than meeting face-to-face but the presence of the two sides in the Russian capital is a confirmation of Russia’s increasingly important role in Libya. Continue reading…

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Author : Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

Publish date : 2020-01-13 18:01:46

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