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Russia: Moscow, Ankara want to help restore Libyan statehood - Lavrov04:30

Russia: Moscow, Ankara want to help restore Libyan statehood - Lavrov

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 21, 2020 at 16:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow and Ankara want to help restore the Libyan statehood, speaking in an interview with Al-Arabiya news channel in Moscow on Monday.

"I believe this is the only way to promote what all of us want to see namely a Libyan-led, Libyan-owned political process culminating in the restoration of the Libyan statehood, a solution of all the issues regarding the future of Libya on the basis of the balance of interest of the three constituent parts of this country," he stated.

He added that "there are some countries who don’t want this Libyan crisis to end the way the Libyans want to, and who still want to play the Libyan card and geopolitical games".

Commenting on the situation in Syria, the minister stated that at the moment there are two hotspots of tension, in Idlib and in the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

He also stated that currently, Russia has no joint operations with the Syrian government in Idlib.

In addition, the Russian diplomat commented on the US-brokered agreement between the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Israel to normalise relations.

“We are getting assurances from all our Arab friends that these developments are intended to improve the climate in the region, would in no way be used to the detriment of the rights of the Palestinian people, but we have to see when the dialogue restarts,” he said.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow and Ankara want to help restore the Libyan statehood, speaking in an interview with Al-Arabiya news channel in Moscow on Monday.

"I believe this is the only way to promote what all of us want to see namely a Libyan-led, Libyan-owned political process culminating in the restoration of the Libyan statehood, a solution of all the issues regarding the future of Libya on the basis of the balance of interest of the three constituent parts of this country," he stated.

He added that "there are some countries who don’t want this Libyan crisis to end the way the Libyans want to, and who still want to play the Libyan card and geopolitical games".

Commenting on the situation in Syria, the minister stated that at the moment there are two hotspots of tension, in Idlib and in the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

He also stated that currently, Russia has no joint operations with the Syrian government in Idlib.

In addition, the Russian diplomat commented on the US-brokered agreement between the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Israel to normalise relations.

“We are getting assurances from all our Arab friends that these developments are intended to improve the climate in the region, would in no way be used to the detriment of the rights of the Palestinian people, but we have to see when the dialogue restarts,” he said.

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