Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar was due in Moscow on Saturday to discuss a peace plan aimed at reconciling rival power centres and restoring order in the country.
The head of Russia’s Libya contact group, Lev Dengov, said Field Marshal Haftar would discuss “the issue of his eventual meeting with the prime minister” of Libya’s recognised government, Fayez Al Sarraj.
Field Marshal Haftar is commander of the Libyan National Army, a force allied with the elected House of Representatives administration based in eastern Libya.
“Relevant questions on reconciling the parties and the conflict will be raised,” Mr Dengov said.
Oil-rich Libya has been in turmoil since the ouster of longtime leader Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, turning the country into a hub for human trafficking and drawing extremist groups from the region.