Moscow says situation in Libya continues to deteriorate

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

MOSCOW –  Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said in a press conference on Thursday that the situation in Libya continues to deteriorate ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections, which are scheduled for early December.

Zakharova said that holding elections, which was agreed upon by Libyan leaders at Paris conference in May this year, was not supported by concrete measures.

“Instead of stabilization, the situation has signs of further deterioration. Intentions to act in an agreed manner, with focus on the organization of presidential and parliamentary elections on December 10, that were declared by top Libyan leaders at Paris conference in May this year, are unfortunately poorly supported by concrete measures,” said Zakharova.

The referred international conference on Libya took place in Paris on May 29 and was attended by Libya’s prominent figures. During the conference the sides agreed to hold nationwide parliamentary and presidential elections in December. However, the security situation in Libya especially the frequent clashes in Tripoli convinced foreign countries that there is remaining obstacles facing the implementation of that agreement.


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