16 Jun '11, 12pm

#Russian envoy in #Libya for mediation

Russian envoy Mikhail Margelov was in Tripoli on Thursday seeking to mediate in Libya's conflict, as Moamer Kadhafi's son said the strongman is ready to accept internationally supervised elections. Margelov, the Africa envoy of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, was meeting Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi, Russia's Interfax news agency said. Margelov's spokeswoman Varvara Paal told AFP in Moscow that the envoy during his one-day visit would meet the prime minister and the foreign minister but was not scheduled to meet Kadhafi. Repeating Moscow's call for the Libyan leader to step down Margelov said: "Kadhafi is not inscribed in the future of Libya." "I have planned to meet the PM and foreign minister but if the colonel wants to receive me then I have what I want to say," Russian news agency RIA Novosti quoted him as saying in Tripoli. Last week, Margelov travelle...

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