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Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov stressed the necessity of holding comprehensive presidential and parliamentary elections in Libya with the broad participation of all political forces, including representatives of the former regime.

The Russian Ambassador to Libya, Aydar Aganin, announced on Thursday that the opening of the Russian General Consulate in Benghazi will be postponed until further notice following a “negative response” from the Government of National Unity (GNU).

The Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, Youssef Al-Aqouri, and Moscow’s ambassador to Libya, Aydar Aganin, held discussions in Benghazi on ways to strengthen educational cooperation and offer scholarships for Libyan students in Russia, in addition to reactivating joint agreements in the field of civil safety and disaster response.