Russia recognises National Transitional Council as Libya’s ruling authority

Moscow, Sept 1(ANI): Russia has recognised the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya as the ruling authority of the country.

“Russia notes the program of reforms announced by it (NTC), which envisions developing a new constitution, holding general elections and forming a government,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

It pointed out that Russia has established and maintained diplomatic relations with Libya since September 4, 1955, and never broke them off, regardless of which government was in power in Tripoli.

“We presume that the contracts previously concluded by the Russian Federation and Libya, and the other mutual obligations of the parties continue in effect in relations between the two states and will be carried out in good faith,” the Russian Foreign Ministry added. (ANI)