Libya may hold Presidential election in mid-2018 – Foreign Minister

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Presidential elections in Libya may be held in mid-2018, Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala said Wednesday at the Valdai Club panel discussion in Russia.

“We believe that presidential elections will be held in the middle of 2018,” Siala said.

He invited Russia to reopen its embassy in Tripoli.

“There are a lot of rumors that Tripoli is not safe… It is about time that the Russian embassy starts to practice from Tripoli,” Siala said.

Siala also called on Russian companies to return into Tripoli.

“All Russian companies are welcome. We have a witness of the security situation in Tripoli, and all Russian companies are welcome,” Siala said.

Earlier, Lev Dengov, head of the contact group on Libya at the Russian Foreign Ministry and State Duma, said that a forum with participation of all parties to the Libyan conflict may be held…

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