Russia sees a role for Saif Gaddafi in Libya's political life

Russia sees a role for Saif Gaddafi in Libya's political life

December 25, 2018 - 20:55
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, was cited as saying by the RIA news agency that Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi should play a role in his country’s political process.

RIA indicated on Monday that one of Saif’s representatives had delivered a letter from him to Moscow earlier this month in which he mapped out some ideas for the political future of Libya.

"Said Gaddafi had been in regular contact with Russia over the last period." RIA quoted Saif's representatives as saying.

“We support everyone. We believe that nobody should be isolated or excluded from a constructive political role," Bogdanov said, according to RIA.

He added that Russia is maintaining contacts with all groups who are based in the west, east and south of the country.

"Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi has the backing of specific tribes in specific areas of Libya and all this should be part of the overall political process with the participation of other political forces.” Bogdanov has been cited as saying.

The UNMSIL is pushing for an early January National Conference in Libya to include all parties for dialogue and then come up with agreements to proceed for the referendum to adopt the constitution, which will lead to presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya by the spring of next year.