Kadhafi foreign minister to visit Russia: reports

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Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's Foreign Minister Abdelati al-Obeidi is to visit Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, reports said Tuesday.

Lavrov and al-Obeidi will discuss the current situation in Libya and African Union-led mediation efforts in the meeting on Wednesday afternoon in Moscow, Russian news agencies said, without giving further details.

Russia has been heavily involved in attempts to mediate between the rebels controlling the east of the country and the Kadhafi regime in Tripoli.

President Dmitry Medvedev's envoy Mikhail Margelov has held talks both with top rebel officials in their stronghold of Benghazi and representatives of Kadhafi in Tripoli.

© 2011 AFP

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