The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ROME – The bigger problem, which overshadows Moscow’s relations with its partners in London, Washington and Brussels, are attempts to replace international law with some new “rules-based order” — something that Russia, which is tired of being targeted by the constant “blame game” is not ready to accept, said the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, yesterday in Mediterranean Dialogues in Rome (Rome 2018 MED).
Italy has had its share of problems caused by imposing “rules-based order” on neighboring countries. The 2011 “Operation Odyssey Dawn”, which eventually brought chaos into Libya and led to the ousting and killing of Muamar Ghaddafi, caused massive inflow of refugees from Africa to the Italian Peninsula, threatening the country’s security and social sphere, according to Lavrov.
Lavrove: Russia supports political process in Libya aimed at settling civil conflict in this country. Any sort of external pressure or foreign military operation is unacceptable and can only make it worse, Russian Embassy in UK tweeted.
Mediterranean Dialogues (Rome 2018 MED) is an annual high-level conference organised by Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies.