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MOSCOW, November 30 (Itar-Tass) — NATO is ready to take part in a programme for strengthening security in Libya, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Stefanie Babst said.
Speaking at an international conference devoted to European security architecture on Wednesday, Babst said if the new Libyan government declared about the programme, which was related to strengthening security, NATO would be able to take concrete steps.
Babst also noted that NATO discussed the strengthening of cooperation with the Persian Gulf countries and the Middle East states. “Our allies would like to analyse partnership with the region. We did our work and held the corresponding consultations,” she said.
Deputy director of the Foreign Ministry Department for All European Cooperation Yuri Gorlach said Russia voiced concern over Western politicians’ calls for making NATO “global policeman”.
Speaking at the conference, Gorlach said, “Certain Western politicians had an illusion that world political issues could be solved by military means. But a successful military operation cannot always help resolve internal issues in any country.”
“We all should react in order to help stabilise the situation in the countries. But the use of force is not effective and only slow down the dialogue and lead to internal contradictions in any country,” the Russian diplomat stressed.
For his part, head of the NATO Information Office in Moscow Robert Pszcel said the Alliance needed new approaches and ideas towards its relationship with Russia. “Of course, today we need new approaches and new ideas to develop further dialogue,” Pszcel said.