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Libyan PM’s Saudi visit successful

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Tripoli, Nov 15 (IANS) Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s talks in Saudi Arabia have been positive, Foreign Minister Mohammed al-Dairi said.

During his three-day visit to Saudi Arabia, Thani had talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz and intelligence chief Prince Khaled bin Bandar on issues of mutual concern, MENA news agency reported on Saturday.

He arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday.

"Al-Thinni believes in the importance of Libya’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and hopes that this visit will enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields,” Arab News quoted a Saudi government official as saying.

Saudi Arabia closed its embassy in Libya as the country’s army chief ordered a powerful Islamist militia group to be deployed in Tripoli after the parliament was stormed by troops loyal to a renegade general in May. 

All Saudi diplomatic staff subsequently left the Libyan capital. 

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