Il ministro degli Esteri russo Sergey Lavrov e il rappresentante speciale delle Nazioni Unite del Segretario generale per la Libia, Ghassan Salame si incontreranno oggi a Mosca. Della visita si era parlato già all’inizio di agosto dopo un colloquio telefonico tra lo stesso rappresentante dell’Onu e il vice ministro degli Esteri russo Mikhail Bogdanov. La situazione in Libia è estremamente delicata dopo la fine del regime di Muammar Gheddafi nel 2011. Il governo che gode dell’appoggio dell’Onu è acquartierato a Tripoli e controlla la parte occidentale del Paese. Mentre la parte orientale è governata dal Parlamento di Tobruk con il sostegno dell'esercito nazionale libico guidato da Khalifa Haftar.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Special Representative of the Secretary General for Libya Ghassan Salame will hold a meeting in Moscow on Friday. The date of the upcoming meeting was confirmed by UN Information Centre employee Maria Melnikova on Wednesday. In early August, Salame and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov held a phone conversation, during which they discussed the situation in Libya and agreed on Salame's visit to Moscow. The visit was announced last week by Bogdanov and confirmed by Salame’s press secretary. However, none of them provided any further details regarding the agenda of the meeting. Libya has been in a state of civil war since its longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. The UN-backed Government of National Accord operates in the country's west and is headquartered in Tripoli. The eastern part of the country is governed by its parliament, with headquarters in the city of Tobruk. The parliament is backed by the Libyan National Army headed by Khalifa Haftar.