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Sri Lanka: 'Libyan statehood was bombed by NATO' - Lavrov00:44

Sri Lanka: 'Libyan statehood was bombed by NATO' - Lavrov

Sri Lanka, Colombo
January 14, 2020 at 14:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Libyans would benefit if their country became "a second Syria", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference in Colombo on Tuesday.

"You know, if Libya could become 'a second Syria', I believe the Libyan people would benefit from this. Unfortunately, there is no statehood in Libya so far," said Lavrov.

Commenting on the Moscow peace talks, which ended without the Libyan National Army (LNA) leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, signing a ceasefire agreement with Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Lavrov stated that the country's statehood had been destroyed by NATO.

"The Libyan statehood was bombed by NATO in 2011, and we are still facing the consequences of this illegal, criminal escapade, the Libyan people first of all," Lavrov said.

Sri Lanka: 'Libyan statehood was bombed by NATO' - Lavrov00:44
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Libyans would benefit if their country became "a second Syria", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference in Colombo on Tuesday.

"You know, if Libya could become 'a second Syria', I believe the Libyan people would benefit from this. Unfortunately, there is no statehood in Libya so far," said Lavrov.

Commenting on the Moscow peace talks, which ended without the Libyan National Army (LNA) leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, signing a ceasefire agreement with Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Lavrov stated that the country's statehood had been destroyed by NATO.

"The Libyan statehood was bombed by NATO in 2011, and we are still facing the consequences of this illegal, criminal escapade, the Libyan people first of all," Lavrov said.

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