Russia endorses plans to stabilise Libya
from KESTER KENN KLOMEGAH in Moscow, Russia
Russia Bureau Chief
MOSCOW, (CAJ News) – RUSSIA has pledged to support measures aimed at resolving the internal political problems and preserving stability and unity in Libya.
The support comes after a new an intra-Libyan political agreement was signed in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, with active assistance from the United Nations.
The agreement provides for the establishment of a Presidential Council, a national unity government and other unified bodies.
While offering an appreciation for the level of civil responsibility shown by the Libyan parliamentarians, politicians, and representatives of public organisations of that country, who signed the document, the Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the agreement could be a starting point for the revival of Libyan statehood.
“We consider it important for all of Libyan society to give the new authorities its support.
“This would enable the newly created government agencies to deal with urgent tasks effectively, particularly in ensuring security and law and order around the country and promoting Libya’s economic recovery,” the Ministry stated.
It added further that “this type of government, confidently relying on the general population, on all the political forces and tribal groups, should receive recognition and assistance from the international community.”
The Russian authorities are seen interested in Libya’s development as a stable democratic state based on smoothly functioning government institutions, including the military and law enforcement.
According to analysts, this would meet not only the Libyan people’s aspirations, but also the interests of the Middle East and North Africa as a region as well as those of the international community.
Civil strife has beset Libya, the North African country, after the overthrowing and subsequent killing of longtime ruler, Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
– CAJ News
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