Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Sergei Lavrov Speaks about a Military Coup in Libya
23.08.2011 11:32
Sergei Lavrov Speaks about a Military Coup in Libya
Sergei Lavrov

Opposition forces are very close to take over the reins of power in Libya, but the conflict could have been resolved much earlier by diplomatic means, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

      "We have always wanted a quicker outcome, and it could have been faster, but a number of factors prevented this from happening, including Gaddafi’s position", Lavrov said on Monday during his press conference in San Salvador, "The quicker resolution could have, most certainly, saved a lot of lives".

He said NATO interference in Libya far beyond the UN mandate also hampered and delayed the resolution of the internal conflict in the country. He also said Russia said would not recognize the National Transitional Council as the sole legitimate representative, but only as a party to the talks. Lavrov called on Libya's National Transitional Council and opposition forces to secure the protection of all foreign nationals. "One of their priorities should be the safety of foreign citizens, including the Russian people, who remain in Libya."

Russia is ready to actively promote a political process in Libya, just as in other countries,” he said, “Libya should start the political dialogue immediately after the fighting is over to ensure the building of a democratic foundation of the future Libyan state. The Russian and Libyan peoples have traditions of friendship, years-long interaction, and we shall continue to act in this vein in the future as well. " 


Sources: RIA Novosti Russia Today


See also: Russia International

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Sergei Lavrov Situation in Libya    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Abramovich Bought the Most Expensive Villa in Israel
Fuel Spilled near Norilsk Fell into Lake Pyasino
Andrey Trubnikov, Founder of Natura Siberica, Died
Actress Larisa Golubkina Celebrated her 80th Birthday on Stage
The Number of Coronavirus Infected in Russia Exceeded 700 Thousand

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian tourism  Oleg of Novgorod  Russian startups  Exhibitions in Moscow  environment  Stay Home Online Events  Nikita Bogoslovsky  Lagonaki   Folk Songs  Hugh Laurie  Festivals in Moscow  Moscow  Lipetsk   Diego Rivera  Russian people  All Events  Russian art  Skolkovo  Yevgeny Gvozdev  Vandalism  Bashneft  Unity Day  Vsevolod Voinov  Gusli  Russian football  Facets Chamber  Alexandrov Ensemble  Bor  Little Tower House  Minsk Agreements  Russian Rock Music  Alessandro Papetti  Russian business  Ice  St. Petersburg  travel to Russia  Russian parliament  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Yelena Bonner  Victory Day  Russian social networks  Russian regions  Russian Cinema  Musicals in Moscow  Folk Arts  Russian Nature  Yekaterina Koneva  Russian ballet dancers  Salvador Dali  Fashion Futurum 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites