Lavrov: Libya Wants to Cooperate, NATO Should Cease Fire

World | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 13:25
Bulgaria: Lavrov: Libya Wants to Cooperate, NATO Should Cease Fire Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Libya is ready to cooperate with the international community and to act by UN Resolution 1973, stated Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov.

Tuesday Lavrov met in Moscow envoys of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and discussed the tense situation.

"The representatives of the Libyan authorities stated that Tripoli is ready to consider the road map of the African Union and to fulfil UN Resolution 1973," stated the Russian Foreign Affairs Minister after the meeting.

"Tripoli also expects the same kinds of actions on the part of regime enemies, as well as the discontinuation of air strikes on the part of NATO," added Lavrov.

On the other hand, Lavrov made it clear that Russia will not act as an intermediary between the regime in Tripoli and the rebels based in Benghazi.

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