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Lavrov discussed Libya and Middle East conflicts with UAE officials

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MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has discussed with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials the situations in Libya, Syria, and Yemen, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, during his UAE visit, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

Lavrov paid a visit to the UAE on Wednesday and Thursday. He held talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to discuss both bilateral relations and regional agenda.

“As part of the trust-based exchange of opinions on the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa, a focus was made on immediate political settlement to conflicts and crises that remain in this strategically important region, including the situations in Libya, Yemen, Syria, and the Palestinian territories,” the statement read.

The ministry added that Lavrov and the UAE officials had reiterated their commitment to international law and respect for other states’ sovereignty and territorial integrity. They have also pledged to continue fighting terrorism and radical ideologies.

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