Russian Foreign Ministry on likelihood of Sarraj-Haftar meeting in Berlin
Russian president’s special envoy for the Middle East and African countries and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has doubts that the leaders of Libya’s conflicting parties, Prime Minister of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj and Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Khalifa Haftar, will have a bilateral contact in Berlin.
"It depends on them. I don’t know," he said when asked about a possibility of such a meeting.
The diplomat said he "has doubts they will speak to each other." "Well, the refused to speak with one another in Moscow and we acted as a go-between," he recalled. "It was, as they used to say, shuttle diplomacy," TASS cited Bogdanov as saying.