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Libyan Government Calls for Russian Anti-Terror Role in Country

© AFP 2021 / MAHMUD TURKIALibyan security forces deploy in the capital Tripoli (File)
Libyan security forces deploy in the capital Tripoli (File) - Sputnik International
Ahmed Maiteeq, vice chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, said that Libya and Russia have historically strong ties, because the majority of Libya's officers have studied in Russia.

CAIRO (Sputnik) — The Presidential Council of Libya, which is the name of country's national unity government, calls for Russia's contribution to the struggle against terrorists in the African nation, Ahmed Maiteeq, the council's vice chairman, told Sputnik Monday.

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The United Nations brokered the creation of a new national unity government in the war-torn country earlier this year, after the overthrow of Libya’s leader Muammar Gaddafi had plummeted it into chaos five years ago.

"We have historically strong ties, the majority of Libya's officers have studied in Russia. That's why we always call for Russia's role in the struggle against terrorism in Libya and the creation of strong army," Maiteeq said.

He added that the council welcomed any international help in country's struggle against terrorism.

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