Turkey, Russia, UN discuss Libya before Berlin

Officials representing Turkey, Russia and the UN discussed the Libya issue at a meeting in the Russian capital Moscow on Monday.

Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia’s special envoy to the Middle East and Africa, Turkey’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal and Jan Kubis, UN special envoy to Libya, met in Moscow on Monday, according to a statement from the Kremlin.

At the meeting, they stressed the need to strengthen international initiatives under UN supervision to support the forthcoming elections in Libya.

While reiterating support for the Libyan interim government and its bodies, the common position on the situation in Libya was reaffirmed ahead of the Berlin Conference, which is scheduled to be held at ministerial level on 23 June in the German capital.

The statement from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the subject noted that Önal, Bogdanov and Kubis held political consultations on Libya.


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