Russia’s economic agenda in Libya
On 30 May, Vasily Kuznetsov published on Al Monitor an analysis of the developing ties between Russia and Libya. The author claims that Russia has adopted a new approach towards Libya that focuses on reinforcing the economic ties between the two countries. Russian-Libyan economic exchanges had almost ceased in 2011 due to the revolution. According to the author’s analysis, Russia’s involvement in Libya could continue to increase in the near future, in the economic sector as well as in terms of a reinforced cooperation in fields such as health care and education. Kuznetsov analyses that such a cooperation, which would primarily serve Russia’s long term interests in North Africa, could also benefit Libya’s stabilisation on the long term.
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