15 Sep 2017 22:23

Moscow to take UN's recommendations on Libya into consideration - Lavrov

MOSCOW. Sept 15 (Interfax) - Russia will take into consideration the United Nations' recommendations in planning its policy on the Libyan track, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with UN Special Representative in Libya Ghassan Salame.

"We welcome the steps that you have already undertaken and are willing to listen to your judgments and plan our further line with your recommendations taken into account," Lavrov said at the start of the meeting.

"Russia stands ready to be your partner and ally, especially considering that we maintain contacts with all Libyan political and other figures without exception," he said.

"It's interesting to listen how the Libya theme will be discussed at the upcoming UN General Assembly session," he said.

Salame thanked Lavrov for the meeting and for support of the UN's efforts in the Libya settlement process.

"Libya is a complicated case," he said.

"But not a hopeless one," Lavrov replied.

Salame came to Moscow soon after his appointment as the UN special representative in Libya. Delegations from Tripoli and Tobruk representing the two key opposing parties to the internal conflict in Libya had also come to Russia on Thursday.