Aqeela Saleh in Moscow; Turkish aggression at the top of the meeting schedule

Today, Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, Aqeela Saleh, will hold a series of meetings in Moscow, including a meeting with the President of the Russian Federation, Valentina Matviyenko.

It is expected that Saleh, who arrived in the Russian capital on Thursday, will meet with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and Mikhail Bogdanov, the president's special envoy for Middle East affairs.

Moscow has announced its support for Aqeela Saleh initiative to stop the ceasefire and start the national dialogue that was announced last April, and considered it a good basis for launching a Libyan national dialogue that includes all political and social forces to settle the crisis.

This comes as Fathi Al-Marimi, Saleh’s advisor, said in an interview with a Russian media that the visit of Chancellor Aqeela Saleh to Moscow has 3 tracks: diplomatic, economic and military.

Al-Marimi pointed out that the initiatives for a peaceful solution, led by the "Cairo Document" and the outputs of the Berlin conference, will be among the main headings of the visit.

Al-Marimi said that there is an official invitation addressed to the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament, noting that among the topics of discussion that will put forward what he described as the Turkish aggression against Libya, Al-Marimi indicated that reaching to stop the fighting and activating political initiatives and Russia’s role as a superpower in this is of particular importance.

Turkey supports the forces of the Accord Government in its battles against the Libyan National Army, and the Accord Government has rejected the Egyptian initiative for a solution in Libya that Saleh's wife Aqeela launched with the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the leader of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Hifter.


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