Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with German Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas
On February 11, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Germany’s Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas at the latter’s initiative.
The ministers exchanged views on the UN Security Council discussion of draft resolutions on settling the armed conflict in Libya with consideration for the International Conference on Libya, held in Berlin on January 19, 2020 and the first session of the 5+5 Libyan Joint Military Commission, which took place under UN aegis in Geneva.
The Russian minister confirmed the need to facilitate accord between the Libyan parties, without which no international initiatives will work. He emphasised that it is necessary to fully consider the positions of Libya’s neighbours and the African Union.