Kadhafi envoys due in Moscow Tuesday: Lavrov

16th May 2011, Comments 0 comments

Russia will hold talks Tuesday with envoys of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi before having a separate meeting with rebel representatives at a later date, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

"We have agreed Moscow meetings with representatives of both Tripoli and Benghazi," the ITAR-TASS news agency quoted Lavrov as saying.

"The Tripoli envoys will be here tomorrow," Russia's top diplomat said.

Lavrov had earlier said that the previously unannounced trip by rebel representatives to Moscow had been delayed for "technical" reasons.

Russia has refused to accept the rebels as a legitimate power in Libya and still has formal ties with the Kadhafi regime.

© 2011 AFP

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