Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter yesterday held a joint press conference with Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister and had talks with Sergey Shoygu, the Russian Defence Minister.
This is Mr Hifter’s third visit to Moscow as general commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) which Russia, UAE and Egypt consider to be Libya’s only hope for preventing an Islamist takeover of the oil rich country.
Khalifa Hifter and Sergey Shoygu. PHOTO: LNA
Military cooperation usually tops Mr Hifter’s talks with the Russians, particularly, seeking Russia’s support with lifting a UN arms ...