Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Remarks on Issues Related to Situation in Libya
Q:What's China's attitude towards the Interim National Council of Transition (INCT) recently founded by Libya's opposition?
A: China pays close attention to the developments of the situation in Libya. We believe the internal affairs of Libya should be decided indepently by the Libyan people themselves. The most pressing matter is to earnestly implement the UN Security Council Resolution 1970, avoid further civilian casualties, and push relevant parties in Libya to settle the current crisis through dialogue and other peaceful means.
Q:It's known that some countries are considering pushing for the UNSC's authorization to set up a no-fly zone in Libya. What's China's comment on that?
A: At the moment, the international community should earnestly implement the Resolution 1970 and urge relevant parties to resolve the crisis peacefully and ease the tension. Whether the UNSC will take further actions and what kind of actions to be taken depends on whether these actions will be conducive to the restoration of stability and the termination of violence in Libya. The decision-making should respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of Libya, ensure the safety and rights of both the Libyan people and the foreign nationals in Libya and accommodate the concerns and opinions of the Arab and African countries.