MOSCOW, February 9 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow believes that the 2006 agreement between the Russian and Libyan Defense Ministries on the military education of Libya’s cadets in Russia remains in force, Russian Ambassador to Libya Ivan Molotkov said.
“We proceed from the fact that the 2006 agreement remains in force,” Molotkov said commenting on whether Russia and Libya concluded a new contract on the issue.
The ambassador said that currently about 30 Libyan cadets, who were accepted to Russian higher education establishments before the 2011 revolution in Libya, are completing their military education in Russia.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime was overthrown in October 2011 by opposition forces with NATO’s assistance after a seven-month civil war. Gaddafi, who had ruled the country for almost 42 years, was captured and killed by rebels near his home town of Sirte on October 20.