TRIPOLI, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Libya's UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez Serraj on Tuesday asked Russia to help end its domestic conflict when meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
Bogdanov said his visit to Tripoli is "a continuation of Serraj's visit to Russia and to develop mechanisms to implement what was agreed upon during that visit."
"We have promised your excellency the return of cooperative relations between the two countries and we will honor this pledge," Bogdanov told Serraj during the meeting.
Serraj welcomed Russian investments in Libya in the fields of energy, railroads, and infrastructure.
Serraj expressed hope for Russia "to use its international status to help lift the arms embargo on libya."
He also called on Russia to help stop the ongoing armed conflict in southern Libya.