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Senior Russian, Libyan security officials meet in Moscow

Russia’s security chief meets with Libya’s national security adviser for talks on cooperation

Elena Teslova  | 13.11.2023 - Update : 13.11.2023
Senior Russian, Libyan security officials meet in Moscow Nikolai Patrushev ( FILE PHOTO - Anadolu Agency )


Russia’s Security Council head Nikolay Patrushev met with Libya’s National Security Adviser Ibrahim Bushnaf in Moscow on Monday for talks on cooperation.

According to the press service of the Russian Security Council, Patrushev and Bushnaf discussed the interaction between the security councils, law enforcement agencies and intelligence services.

“Special attention was paid to anti-terrorist activities and cooperation in the field of prevention and elimination of consequences of emergency situations,” it said in a statement.

The two officials also spoke about the security situation in the Middle East and North Africa, the statement added.

Oil-rich Libya has remained in turmoil since 2011, when longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi was ousted after four decades in power. Since then the country has been divided into two parts, one is governed by the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, the other by Benghazi-based military commander Khalifa Haftar.

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