Foreign Ministers of Russia and Turkey Discuss Escalating Conflict in Libya


On Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss recent developments in Libya, as well as Armenia’s recent skirmish with Azerbaijan, a diplomatic source said.

During the talks, the two top diplomats stressed the need to continue exchanging views on  ways to settle the situation in Libya, reach a ceasefire, and begin a Libyan-led dialogue with the participation of the United Nations. 

Cavusoglu and Lavrov also discussed the situation in the Caucasus, especially in light of  recent escalations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Lavrov stressed the need to show balanced positions and urge the two parties to end their hostilities in order to prevent further exacerbation and ensure security on their borders.

The two Foreign Ministers agreed to closer cooperation between Moscow and Ankara in order to bring stability to the region.