By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 22 April 2015:
Speaking on the recent Libyan delegation visit headed by Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni to Moscow, . . .[restrict]Masoud Rahouma Muftah the Acting Defence Minister said that 90 percent of Libya’s arms originate from Russia.
Muftah admitted that there was a fear by the Russians that Libya would not honour its arms purchasing agreements with Russia signed by the Qaddafi regime.
He said that Libya assured the Russians that agreements were signed by states and not individuals and Libya would be honouring them.
Muftah was speaking at the government press conference held at the cabinet office in Al-Beida on Monday.
Meanwhile, Libya’s Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs, Mehdi Al-Labad met with Russia’s ambassador to Libya in Tunis today, Ivan Molotkov, and discussed the results of the Libyan-Russian talks held in Moscow earlier this month.
The discussions included the ability of the Russian side to support the Libyan issue at the UN especially with regards to the arming of the official Libyan National Army (LNA).
Libya’s Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs, for his part, assured during the meeting Libya’s desire in continuing its cooperation with Russia in various fields, and especially in the security field.
He added that Libya was currently reviewing all Russian contracts in order to reactivate them. [/restrict]