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Sarraj visit to Sochi exposes rival Russian factions on Libya policy

The visit of Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to Sochi opens some engagement opportunities between Moscow and Tripoli but also exposes challenges.

Following the visit to Russia by Fayez al-Sarraj, the leader of the Government of National Accord in Libya, Moscow and Tripoli plan to sign a contract on shipping 1 million tons of shipping of Russian wheat. Sarraj came to Sochi for the Russia-Africa Summit.

The head of the Russian contact group for Libyan conflict resolution, Lev Dengov, later told the Kommersant newspaper that the  one-year agreement may be signed in a month. Supposedly it would be implemented by the end of this year.

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