SAN SALVADOR, August 23 (Itar-Tass) — Russia is ready to promote actively the political process in Libya, said on Tuesday here Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at a news conference.
“Russia is ready to promote actively the political process in Libya as well as in other countries,” the minister emphasised. “We and Libyan people have traditions of friendship as well as years-long cooperation and will follow this line in future.”
“I shall not speak that we shall achieve for sure respect for our interests in Libya,” the minister continued. “I’m guided by a premise that these interests will not disappear and that Libyan leadership which will be formed by the results of processes of transition to democracy, will be responsible people, since Libya is a member of the international community.” “And the international community has always rules how to behave,” Lavrov added.
The minister expressed confidence that “the feeling of sincere friendship remains as a foundation for relations between Russian and Libyan peoples”.