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Ended which lasted about five hours the Berlin conference on the Libyan settlement. She was long in the making – somewhere around month four. There were five rounds of preparatory consultations at the level of senior officials was eventually agreed upon a rather detailed document which provides recommendations and suggestions on how to overcome the current Libyan crisis. The document is divided into chapters. There is a section devoted to efforts in the security sector, including the need to ensure sustainable cease-fire. There is a section about the political process, about how to solve the economic problems of Libya, given the fact that all Libyan parties, all religious, ethnic, political groups must have access to natural resources. There is a section about humanitarian issues, human rights and the section to support these processes in all these areas from the international community under the auspices of the United Nations (UN).

Russia participated in the training from the beginning. We took part in all five preliminary rounds. It was on our insistence, the organizers have moved away from their initial idea to gather the Libyan parties, without. The Conference was attended by Libyan leaders mean the Chairman of the national consensus Government F. Saraga and Commander of the Libyan national army, Marshal H. Haftarot. Also, our initiative has expanded the circle of participants from among the neighbors of Libya, because the security of their interests and opinions are extremely important to ensure any agreement is stable.

The third point on which we insisted, too, is the need to clearly and unambiguously reproduced in the documents of the Conference the key provisions of the relevant resolutions of the Security Council (SC) of the UN in Libya, particularly in terms of ascertaining the absence of a military solution and emphasizing the need to ensure the settlement of the Libyan forces Libyans themselves, without outside interference.

Was able to “customize” the final document of the session so that everything is contained in the terms of concrete recommendations and proposals must be accepted, approved of the Libyan parties.

Of course, highlighted the role of the UN Security Council, which this document will be sent to ensure that he had studied, reviewed and expressed their attitude to him.

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed our position and stressed that when considering these recommendations, which were approved in Berlin, the UN Security Council, we obviously will take into account the opinion of the Libyans. Before the Council can start work on this document, such an opinion should be clearly set out.

The situation is difficult. The Libyan side made a small step forward in comparison with the meeting, which took place on 13 January in Moscow. They agreed to delegate five representatives in the created at the initiative of the UN Military Committee, which will address all issues related to the provision of the truce. As you know, the truce at the initiative of Russia and Turkey came into force in the night of 12 January. Today stated that it is generally respected, although some violations take place from both sides. Those countries that have influence on the ground in Libya, today also pledged not to take any steps which would encourage the Libyan parties to resume full-scale hostilities, and will encourage preservation of the ceasefire, its consolidation and strengthening.

Created Military Committee of five representatives from F. H. Zarraga and the Haftarot, respectively, will look closely under the UN personnel to develop specific confidence-building measures that will make the truce sustainable.

In General, we believe the Conference to be very useful. It is clear that to decide in the end by the Libyans. It is clear that tie a sustained, serious dialogue between them is impossible – too large differences in approaches, but nevertheless those recommendations and proposals contained in the outcome document of the Berlin conference, adding to the Treasury of ideas offered by the international community to ensure that the Libyan side could agree on conditions that will allow them to sit at the negotiating table and start to negotiate.

Thank you.

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