2 May – 8 May: Russia holds separate meetings with GNA and LNA senior officials

May 8, 2018 | International actors

On 4 May, Russia’s Minister of Defense (MoD), Sergey Shoigu, held a video-conference talk with Libyan National Army (LNA) head Khalifa Haftar. They allegedly discussed settling the current political impasse, regional security, and combatting terrorism according to the Russian MoD Media Office. The day before, on 3 May, Government of National Accord (GNA) Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Siala, held talks with Russian Minister Foreign Affairs Deputy Mikhail Bogdanov and Russia’s Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev in Moscow. The discussions involved bilateral cooperation and combating terrorism.