Libya is interested in military and technical cooperation with Russia, Mohamed Abdelaziz, special envoy of Libya’s Council of Deputies chairman, said on Thursday.

“Our cooperation in military and technical sphere is a historic partnership existing for nearly 40 years,” Abdelaziz, currently on a visit to Moscow, said. “We hope it will be continued.”

“We want assistance in preparing and training Libyan nationals, and we need modern weapons to create a modern army,” he said, noting difficulties with importing weaponry from Russia connected with some resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. […]