Russia’s envoy to Africa to visit Tripoli next week

Russia’s special envoy to Africa, Mikhail Margelov will visit Libyan capital of Tripoli next week.

Last week Margelov, who is also the chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the Russian parliament’s upper house, was on his visit to Libyan opposition stronghold of Benghazi where he had held talks with the leaders of the Transitional National Council (TNC).

“As for my visit, now we are finishing the talks with Russia’s Foreign Ministry about the safe trip to Tripoli. And next week, my visit, assigned by Russian President, will take place,” Margelov said.

Margelov said that he would meet with Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, Foreign Affairs Minister Abdelati al-Obeidi and “other members of the Cabinet.”

The envoy however did not specify on his plans to meet with Libyan strongman, Muammar Gaddafi.

MOSCOW, June 13 (RIA Novosti)

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