By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 7 September 2017:
The foreign minister in the interim government in Beida, Mohamed Dayri, has again been to Moscow for talks on the situation in Libya with Russian deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
According to the Russian foreign ministry, the two discussed the chances of a peaceful settlement to the Libyan crisis.
“The focus of attention during the talks was on developments in Libya and perspectives for intra-Libyan settlement, including in the light of the meeting between Presidential Council Chairman, Government of National Accord Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj and Libyan National Army Commander Khalifa Haftar, held near Paris on July 25,” Moscow said.
It added that Bogdanov had again said that Russia was willing to help the dialogue process through its contacts in Libya. Only through an inclusive national dialogue, could the crisis in Libya be ended, he added.
The meeting comes ahead of talks in Moscow between the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday at which Libya will be the main point of discussion, according to the French foreign ministry. Le Drian was in a whistle-stop tour of Libya earlier this week, meeting consecutively Faiez Serraj, Tripoli foreign minister Mohamed Siala and Abdulrahman Sewehli, then Misrata mayor Mohamed Eshtewi, followed by Khalifa Hafter in Benghazi and finally Ageela Saleh.
Dayri was last in the Russian capital at the end of June.