By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 30 May 2104:
Russia supports the government of Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni. This was relayed to him by . . .[restrict]the Russian Chargé d’Affaires, Leonid Frolov, at a meeting at the Prime Ministry yesterday morning.
On its website, the Prime Minister’s office added that Frolov had confirmed Moscow’s support for the government’s efforts to build a state based on law and order and its willingness to help achieve that end.
For his part, Thinni explained out that his government was working to establish stability in the country.
The meeting came after the General National Congress had approved the cabinet list presented by Ahmed Maetig, which in its eyes formalises his appointment as prime minister.
However, with the legality of that appointment rejected by the Ministry of Justice, Thinni told Frolov that he was obliged to remain in office until any further judicial decision was made.
With elections to the new House of Representatives less than four weeks away, it is increasingly thought unlikely that Maetig will became de facto prime minister, unless the new House appoints him. [/restrict]