Libya requests Russia to join contact group
The Libyan opposition has requested Russia to join the contact group on Libya, the presidential envoy to Africa, Mikhail Margelov, said on Friday.
"I received a request from the National Transitional Council that Russia join the contact group. The council asked Russia about this, I passed this on to the president of Russia and am waiting for further instructions," Margelov, who heads the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Russian Parliament's upper house, said during a press conference at RIA Novosti.
On Tuesday, Margelov visited the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, for talks with the leaders of the Libyan opposition in the National Transitional Council.