The Address | Benghazi – Libya
SOCHI – The first results of Russia-Libya energy projects will be seen as soon as this year, Lev Dengov, the head of the Russian Contact Group for the intra-Libyan settlement, told Sputnik after a meeting with Fayez Sarraj, the Head of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).
Sarraj arrived in the Russian southern resort city of Sochi on Tuesday for participation in the Russia-Africa summit.
“We have been working for a long time with the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC), and the government in Tripoli helps and supports us in this direction. We have already achieved certain results. We will begin implementing projects this year and we will see the first results,” Dengov said.
According to the diplomat, Libya is seeking new agreements with Russiain the sphere of defense, and specific issues will be discussed at meetings within the Russia-Africa forum.
“They are seeking new defense agreements. They are very interested in developing defense cooperation. At the same time, we understand that there is an arms embargo against Libya, so it’s still difficult, but we are looking for ways to act in an absolutely legal way within the framework of international standards and law,” Dengov concluded.
Urdu Point News/ Sputnik