Tripoli-based Libyan Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba received the new Russian ambassador to Libya, Aydar Aganin, at his Cabinet office in the capital, Tripoli yesterday.
The Libyan government reports that Aldabaiba discussed with the Russian ambassador, Russia’s resumption of its diplomatic work in Libya, and the two parties agreed to move the work of the Russian embassy to Tripoli next August.
Aldabaiba stressed the importance of unifying the international position towards Libya in its territorial integrity and sovereignty and ending all forms of external interference.
For his part, the Libyan government reported, Aganin conveyed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s emphasis on the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and supporting the efforts of the Tripoli-based government to achieve stability and implement elections.
The Russian ambassador, it reports, briefed Aldabaiba on the latest developments in Russia and the region, and in this context, Aldabaiba affirmed his support for international de-escalation efforts to and the succeed of the language of reason.
The new Russian ambassador to Libya, Aydar Rashidovich Aganin is a Russian diplomat of Tatar descent, and a former journalist.
He has served as counsellor of the Russian embassy in Jordan between 2003 and 2007, and in 2007 became Deputy Chief Editor of ANO TV-Novosti, and Director of the Arabic Broadcasting of Russia Today’s Arabic news service Rusya Al-Yaum.
Between 2011 and 2016, Aganin was Senior Adviser at the Russian Embassy in the USA, and between 2017 until 2019 he served as head of the Russian mission to the Palestinian National Authority. In June 2019 he became Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign.
Aganin is fluent in Russian, English, Arabic and Hebrew.