Russian Foreign Minister Says Qaddafi Envoys Due In Moscow

Russian news agencies are quoting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying that representatives of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s government are due in Russia on May 17.

The Itar-Tass news agency quoted Lavrov as saying Russia also hopes to host Libyan opposition envoys soon.

Lavrov said a delegation of opposition representatives from Benghazi was meant to arrive in Moscow on May 18, but that their trip was postponed “for technical reasons.”

Lavrov said he hopes talks with opposition envoys “will take place in the foreseeable future.”

compiled from agency reports

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