Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that Russian policy in Libya was "very responsible", stressing that "it has no geopolitical dimension and puts Libyan interests first."
Lavrov said in an interview with the Italian news agency Askanews, on the sidelines of his participation in the Mediterranean Forum that Russia's approach to resolving crisis situations, both in the Middle East and in other regions of the world "is always based on the principle of inclusive national dialogue, which aims to find compromises, in accordance with the rules of international law and the relevant Security Council resolutions."
He continued: "We have mentioned this position repeatedly, even at international conferences on Libya. our goal is to help the Libyans overcome the chaos in their country which began eight years ago, through the illegal intervention of NATO, and to restore the peace and security that are essential for sustainable development throughout its territory."
“I don't think we are alone, but the whole international community sees Libya's future in this way. We believe that the most important element to stabilize the situation in that North African country and the entire Middle East is the relentless fight against terrorism, which can only be eliminated through collective efforts and on the basis of the provisions of the UN Charter. ”
The annual Mediterranean Forum, organized by the Italian Foreign Ministry in the presence of the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salamé, and several foreign ministers of Mediterranean countries, kicked off in Rome yesterday.