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Libyan Leader Hopes to Boost Energy Ties With Russia
russian president dmitri medvedev and libyan leader moammar gadhafi durning their meeting in moscow, 1 nov 2008 libyan leader moammar gadhafi - in his first visit to post-soviet russia - says he hopes to boost energy cooperation with moscow .
in april, russia agreed to cancel libya's $4.5 billion soviet-era debt in exchange for contracts between the north african country and russian firms .
gadhafi is likely to offer russia a base for its navy in the libyan porth of benghazi .
gadhafi brought a piece of his homeland in his visit to russia, sovietting up a bedouin tent in the kremlin gardens .
he says libya and russia have common oil and gas policises .
the libyan leader spoke as he he hopened talks saturday in the kremlin with russian president dmitri medvedev .