Russia resumes Embassy in Libya, it will represent the interests of the Russian Federation on the entire territory of the country, while it will be based in Tunis, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"I would Like to conclude these introductory remarks to inform you that we have decided to resume the activities of the Russian Embassy in Libya, which will, at this juncture to lead the charge d’affaires, that Mr. Dzhamshed Boltaev, who is present here. We present you" – Lavrov said at a meeting with speaker of ruling Libya in the East of the house of representatives (Parliament) Aquila Saleh.
Lavrov added that "it will temporarily be based in Tunisia".
"But I want to emphasize that its function is to represent Russia in all areas of Libya", – said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.
After the overthrow and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has virtually ceased to function as a unified state. Now the country is in a diarchy. To the East sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West, in the capital Tripoli, the rules generated with the support of the UN and the European Union, the Government of national consent headed by Saragam. The authorities of the Eastern part of the country operate independently from Tripoli to cooperate with the Libyan national army, led by Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, which is April 2019 not stop trying to seize Tripoli.