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    Russian-Libyan Rail Project to Be Resumed – Libyan Prime Minister

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    Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni said his country is willing to resume a joint project with Moscow to build a railway between the cities of Sirte and Benghazi.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Libya is set to resume a joint project with Russia to build a rail link connecting the cities of Sirte and Benghazi, Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah Thinni told RIA Novosti during his visit to Moscow Thursday.

    "The head of the transport committee met with his counterpart and they agreed to set up a commission to review the implementation of the railway project."

    The $2.4-billion high-speed railway project was suspended amid political instability in 2011.

    On April 14, Thinni told Sputnik that Libya plans to ask Russia to help rebuild its military, implementing a number of 2008-era contracts signed between the Gaddafi regime and Russia.

    Long-standing leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011 after a months-long military standoff between government forces and the rebels, who received assistance from NATO forces.

    After the conflict, the country has seen violent clashes between numerous militias, armed with weapons seized from government ammunition depots.

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