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Defense Minister of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held talks with the Chairman of the Government of National Unity of Libya Abdel Hamid Dbeiba.

Opening the meeting, the head of the military department congratulated Abdel Hamid Dbeiba on his election to the post of Chairman of the Government of National Unity.

The Minister of Defense said that Russia’s efforts helped to achieve a political settlement in Libya and the cessation of hostilities, Moscow expects to resume full-scale interaction between the military departments of the two countries.

“I am confident that the Libyan people, friendly to Russia, will overcome the long-term crisis that arose as a result of gross external interference. From the very beginning of the conflict, the Russian Federation has made serious efforts for its political settlement and the cessation of hostilities, which was successfully implemented within the framework of the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, ”said Sergei Shoigu.

According to the Minister of Defense, relations between Russia and Libya have a long history.

“I consider your visit to Moscow to be the first step towards the restoration of full-scale interaction between the military departments of the two countries,” added Sergei Shoigu.

He expressed confidence that “today’s talks will give a serious impetus to the development of mutually beneficial cooperation.”

In turn, Abdel Hamid Dbeiba said that his country expects to open a new page in relations with Russia.

“We know that the Russian Federation has historically supported the Libyan people, we are bound by very close friendly ties and mutual respect. We want to give a new impetus to our cooperation, build new bridges between our countries, ”said the Chairman of the Government of National Unity (PNU) of Libya.

At the same time, Abdel Hamid Dbeiba expects that a new economic climate will be created in Libya, in which Russia will be present as a partner and will provide Libya with economic support.

“We want to support life in Libya, therefore we need your support,” stressed the Chairman of the Government of National Unity.

He expressed deep gratitude to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin for his support of the Libyan people, especially in the first, most difficult stages of the armed conflict in his country.

“We are grateful for the support during the Berlin and Moscow conferences, where support from President Putin was shown, and this is very valuable for us,” said Abdel Hamid Dbeiba.

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