Short-sighted policy of the West has turned Libya into a Bastion of terrorism, said Bogdanov

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Unliterate in fotobounce Tripoli, Libya. Archival photoShort-sighted policy of the West has turned Libya into a Bastion of terrorism, said Bogdanov© RIA Novosti / Alexander Unliterate the image Bank

Short-sighted policy of the West has turned Libya into a Bastion of terrorism, said on Saturday, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

«This is a special danger existing on the African continent, the terrorist group, many of whom are in positions of radical Islam… because Of the extremely shortsighted policy of the Western countries into a Bastion of terrorism has become Libya. The situation deepens the return to Africa of the militants who fought in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan,» — said Bogdanov, speaking at the summit on Africa in the International forum «Dialogue of civilizations».

In Libya, reigning diarchy in the East sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West, in the capital Tripoli, the rules generated with the support of the UN and the European Union, the government of national consent headed by Fathom Barragem. The authorities of the Eastern part of the country operate independently from Tripoli to cooperate with the Libyan national army (LNA) led by the Khalifa Haftarot that leads a protracted war with the militants.

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