Russia calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya

13:44, May 17, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Russia insisted on the immediate ceasefire in Libya and opening talks for settlements to end violence in the Northern African country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

After his talks with visiting Namibian Foreign Minister Utoni Nujoma, Lavrov stressed in a press conference that the ceasefire in Libya and the return of the country to political tracks were in interests of Libyan people and the entire international community.

Lavrov also reiterated that the UN Security Council resolutions 1970 and 1973 must be obeyed strictly within the mandates.

"The excessive use of mandates happening now must be stopped," Lavrov said.

Nujoma agreed with Lavrov, saying the Western countries have exceeded the UN mandate in their operation in Libya.

Resolution 1970 imposed an arms embargo against Libya and slapped sanctions on members of Libyan leader Gaddafi's inner circle. Resolution 1973 authorized a no-fly zone over Libya.

In addition, Lavrov also said that he expected to meet with the representatives of the Libyan opposition in Moscow shortly.

"We are ready for it," Lavrov noted.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
BRICS Leaders Meeting 2011
 
Japan in aftershocks
 
     
 
 
 
  Weekly review  
 
May 12   No winners in U.S. hi-tech export controls
 
May 12   China should view livelihood issues from strategic perspective
May 11   Syria will not be another Libya
May 06   Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway to launch 10-day trial run
May 14   The week in pictures
May 11   2000-year-old wine unearthed in Henan province
May 11   Scientist: China plans to build lunar research base
May 09   Apple employee, customer reach settlement after Beijing iPad brawl
May 12   Wenchuan Reconstruction: 'Chinese miracle' impresses world
May 12   No winners in U.S. hi-tech export controls
 
     
 
 

(Editor:燕勐)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • 3rd Anniversary Of Wenchuan Earthquake
  • Third China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Gharrafa beat Lekhwiya at Emir Cup
  • Sacred mountain and lake in SW China's Tibet
  • HKCU confers honorary fellowship
  • 7th China Int'l Culture Industry Fair concludes in Shenzhen
  • Gharrafa beat Lekhwiya at Emir Cup
  • Kejia Temple in Burang County of Ali Prefecture, China's Tibet
Hot Forum Dicussion