The Head of Libya’s Presidential Council, Mohammed Menfi, met with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly on Friday to discuss international support to Libya.
“It is important for us to understand what the international community can do to help the people of Libya. We always rely upon your nation’s wisdom,” the Russian Foreign Minister said.
According to a statement issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Menfi and Lavrov stated the need to consolidate international support to Libya’s transitional government, stressing “the need to consolidate international support to the transitional authorities of Libya with the aim to further promote the political process with the leading role of the United Nations, in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions 2510 and 2570 and decisions made during the international conference on Libya in Berlin.
“A positive assessment was given to activities of central governmental institutions for the transitional period, created in the country in the spring of 2021 – the Presidential Council and the National Unity Government. Preparing and holding the presidential and parliamentary elections, scheduled for December 24, 2021, was named as the main priority of Libya’s transitional government,” the ministry said.
“The Russian side reaffirmed the importance of reaching a nationwide consensus on key issues of the national agenda, taking into account interests of all Libyans with the purpose of maintaining unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country,” the ministry added.