Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed on Monday that Egypt، Tunisia، and Algeria play an essential role in settling the Libyan crisis.
“We appreciate the role played by Egypt، Tunisia and Algeria in helping Libya to settle down its disputes،” said Lavrov during the forum entitled “Russia in the Middle East…Player in all arenas،” adding that Russia support a UN special envoy’s efforts to achieve stability in Libya.
As for Russia، Lavrov stressed the importance of preserving Russian sovereignty and unity، noting that violations are being committed in the de-escalating regions، which Russia is exerting efforts to suspend in order to reach a political consensus for the Syrian crisis.
He confirmed that the Syrian national dialogue held recently in Sochi is very important as Syrian political powers have agreed on the importance of the Syria’s future، calling the international community to revive the Syrian economy.
“There are some concerns in the U.S. plans in Syria particularly in the eastern Euphrates region and the borders between Syria، Iraq and Turkey، and we cannot see any evidences on what Washington has declared of combating Islamic State and preserving Syria’s unity،” added Lavrov.
He further remarked that the U.S. deeds will lead to destroying Syria’s unity and its support for Kurdish units concerning Turkey as it will undermine Syrian unity. He expressed his concerns toward the attempts to divide the Syria as the United States should provide practical evidence of preserving Syrian unity.