BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said that the various political forces in Libya, including supporters of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi, should participate in the Libyan national dialogue.
Vershinin stated, in an interview with Russia’s Sputnik Agency, that the Libyan parties during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum in Tunisia, to hold general elections in the country in December 2021.
The Deputy Minister stressed that Russia maintains that the main responsibility in making such important decisions lies with the Libyans themselves.
He said, “Such decisions should be placed within the framework of a national dialogue on the broadest possible scale, with the participation of Libyan political forces, including the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, and supporters of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. In other words, if the vast majority of Libyans believe that it is It is necessary to hold the elections on schedule, so be it. ”
Vershinin added that the United Nations is undoubtedly invited to play its role, by providing possible technical and organizational assistance while respecting the country’s sovereignty.