Russian Libya envoy 'ready to meet Kadhafi'

8th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

The special envoy of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday said he was prepared to meet Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, after meeting top opposition figures in their stronghold of Benghazi.

"I have met with Moamer Kadhafi in the past and am ready to do so now, if he receives me," Mikhail Margelov told Moscow Echo radio in an interview.

Margelov met Libyan rebel leaders in Benghazi on Tuesday and he said he is due to fly back to Moscow overnight from Cairo and await further instructions from Medvedev.

He did not however travel to Kadhafi-controlled Tripoli, despite suggestions by some Russian officials that Moscow is ready to play the role of a mediator in the conflict.

© 2011 AFP

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