MOSCOW (Reuters) - Fayez Seraj, the Libyan Prime Minister of the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli is scheduled to arrive in Moscow within days, Russia's Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
The visit is seen as a step towards overcoming a deadlock in the country between the Tripoli government and Khalifa Haftar, a military commander who is supported by factions based in the east of the oil-rich country.
"I think (Seraj's) visit may be paid in the upcoming days," Interfax quoted Bogdanov as saying.
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On February 19, Seraj told Reuters he hoped Moscow might act as an intermediary between him and Haftar.
(Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)