Russia says expects Libyan PM Sarraj to visit Moscow this month

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 03, 2017 3:39 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday it expected the head of the U.N.-backed Libyan government, Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, to visit Moscow this month.

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the ministry, told a news briefing that Russia was trying to help ensure Libya held together as a single country and wanted competing factions to resolve their differences through talks not violence.

(Reporting by Andrew Osborn and Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Christian Lowe)