Libya, Russia to Hold Summit
Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi is expected to hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss bilateral ties and the current international anti-terrorism campaign, Russian reports said.
Diplomats from both sides are working to prepare for the first summit meeting between the two presidents, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov announced on Tuesday.
Visiting Libyan Foreign Minister Abdel Rahman Shalkam held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Tuesday, said the Russian Information Agency RIA-Novosti.
The talks of the two ministers tackled current international issues related to the fight against global terrorism.
For his part, Ivanov stressed that it was premature to name a specific date or location for the meeting, which "will be agreed at a later date," AFP reported, citing ITAR-TASS.
Putin's former Middle East envoy Yevgeny Primakov, who visited Libya in June, then delivered an invitation to Kadhafi to visit Moscow at a later date.
At the time, Putin praised the "deep ties" between Libya and Russia" and "Russia's will to further develop the ties and enlarge them in all domains," JANA said – Albawaba.com
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