Russia eyes deeper economic engagement in Libya

As shown in a May 2018 report by Russia’s Valdai International Discussion Club (to which this author contributed), analysts believe the transformative period in the Middle East is over, and “current trends in political, social and economic development will determine the regional picture for the years, if not decades, to come.”

Moscow believes that even before political conflicts are resolved, all parties have an opportunity to revive their economic relations with Middle Eastern countries, including first and foremost through economic reconstruction in Syria and regular trade with Libya.

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