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Russia to reopen embassy in Libya

For years Russia supported the eastern-based military forces in Libya, but now Moscow is working with the Tripoli government to reopen its embassy there.

TUNIA — Russia is set to reopen its embassy in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Monday. The embassy has been closed for over nine years due to the deteriorating security situation in the North African country.

A Libyan diplomatic source, speaking to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, said, “Russia is currently making arrangements in coordination with the Government of National Unity headed by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah to reopen the embassy. The embassy staff would first start working from a hotel until a safe space is found to establish the new embassy headquarters, amid the recurrent clashes between militias in the capital.”

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