Russia willing to work together on Libya, Italian FM

In UN initiatives

04 December, 19:59

    Italian FM Paolo Gentiloni Italian FM Paolo Gentiloni

    (ANSAmed) - BASEL (SWITZERLAND), DECEMBER 4 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov signaled to Italy on Thursday that Russia would be willing to cooperate on the issue of Libya, his Italian counterpart Paolo Gentiloni said. Gentiloni announced the news in speaking to journalists after meeting with the head of Russian diplomacy on the sidelines of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) ministers meeting in Basel. ''We are please to note that Russia is willing to cooperate with UN activities and the initiatives that Italy and its allies take on the Libyan scenario, which,'' he added, ''concerns us particularly and on which the Russian foreign minister told us explicitly that their position is to collaborate on the intervention and development lines that Italy deems most appropriate, obviously within a UN framework.'' (ANSAmed).

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