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Gatilov: Russia sees no difficulties in passing UN Security Council resolution on Libya

December 13, 2015, 21:59 UTC+3
"The draft resolution is expected to have no difficulties in adoption," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said
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ROME, December 13. /TASS/. Russia sees no difficulties in adopting the Britain-initiated resolution of the United Nations Security Council on Libya, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Sunday.

"The draft resolution is expected to have no difficulties in adoption," he said. "We said that judging by what they are saying about the draft we see no difficulties in its adoption, but, naturally, we will need to look at the concrete wordings."

Rome conference tasked to avert threat of Libya’s collapse

The international meeting in Rome on Libyan settlement was taked to avert a real threat of Libya’s collapse, Gatilov said.

"The country is actually split, with two government, two parliaments and disabled state institutions. There is a real threat of a catastrophe in the country of its ceasing to exist as a united independent state," he said. "In this context, this meeting was organized at the United States’ and Italy’s initiative. The meeting was crowned by a document."

According to the Russian diplomat, special attention at the conference was focused on the threat of terrorism in the context of expanding presence of the Islamic State terrorist group in that country.

"The document [adopted at the conference] points to the necessity of the consolidation of efforts of both the Libyan parties and the international community in countering the terrorist threat that is taking growing shapes in Libya," he said.

Libya hopes for external support in creating army, law enforcement structures

Libya’s representatives at the Rome conference asked for assistance in creating the army and law enforcement structure, as well as in protecting the country’s borders, Gennady Gatilov said.

"A general meeting was held with representatives of the Libyan parties that are to sign an agreement on a government of national unity on December 16," he said. "International support was promised to their efforts but it was stressed that key support to these efforts is to come from the Libyans themselves and they agreed to that."

"The Libyans asked not to leave them alone and continue to help them, first of all, in creating the army and law enforcement structures and the protection of borders, as well as in all issues that are essential for the efficient functioning of any state," the Russian diplomat said.

The one-day meeting was attended by top diplomats from the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (Great Britain, China, Russia, the United States and France), Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Spain, and European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and United Nations special envoy on Libya Martiv Kobler. The meeting was organized at Italy’s initiative with support from the United States.

Conference on Libya addresses terrorist threat

Special attention at the Rome conference on the Libyan settlement was focused on the threat of terrorism in the context of expanding presence of the Islamic State terrorist group in that country, Gennady Gatilov said.

"The document [adopted at the conference] points to the necessity of the consolidation of efforts of both the Libyan parties and the international community in countering the terrorist threat that is taking growing shapes in Libya," he said.

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