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Moscow Keen To Mediate Between Libyan Opposition, 'Healthy Forces' on Other Side

Libyan Industrial Facility At NightfallMoscow, 6 April: The Russian president's special envoy for cooperation with African countries Mikhail Margelov believes that Russia will be able to keep the contracts that the country's companies have in Libya.

"Some kind of coalition government will eventually be formed in Libya, and they will be keen to recognize the contracts with Russia which were in force before, in order for that government to look predictable, to look like a government interested in having the support of the international community," Margelov said on the air of Ekho Moskvy radio.

He also stressed that Russia's position was that the civil war in Libya, which Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi had started against his people, should end as soon as possible.

He also said that the Russian side would work and was already working with the opposition forces in Benghazi. "We are establishing contacts, including the information aspect, and we have to know the sides' positions by talking to them directly," Margelov stressed.

According to the special envoy, the Russian side was continuing the work to build bridges between the two warring sides in Libya, as well as work on mediation. "We are talking about mediation between the opposition in Libya and those healthy forces which unquestionably exist on the other side of the trench," Margelov said.

Speaking about the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1973 on Libya, Margelov said that situation in the country has developed in accordance with the most undesirable and tragic scenario, and that we spoke about this danger at the time when the resolution was being adopted.

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