Lavrov: Libya was among the topics discussed with Arab delegation visiting Moscow

Alwasat Staff Tue 05 Apr 2022, 05:53 PM
alwasat radio

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed that the Libyan file was among the topics discussed with the Arab delegation visiting Moscow on Monday, it included the foreign ministers of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Sudan and Algeria, in addition to the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

Arab foreign ministers arrived in Moscow on Monday evening to discuss the Ukrainian crisis, before heading to Poland on Tuesday to complete diplomatic mediation efforts between Moscow and Kiev.

During a press conference held following the meeting, Lavrov said that he discussed with his Arab counterparts the current situation in Ukraine and the course of development of the situation over the years, "which resulted in its transformation into an anti-Russian entity."

He added that he also discussed Yemen, Libya and Syria, in addition to the possibility of Damascus returning to the Arab League soon, according to the Russian new agency Sputnik.

The Arab delegation left Moscow this morning, heading to Warsaw to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, within the framework of implementing the mandate issued by the Arab League Council. A ministerial contact group was formed on March 9 to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and its repercussions on Arab countries.