NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

24 Feb. 2011

NATO Secretary General's statement on the situation in Libya

I do not consider the situation in Libya a direct threat to NATO or NATO Allies, but, of course, there may be negative repercussions.

Such upheaval may have a negative impact on migration, refugees, etc., and that also goes for neighbouring countries.

But I would like to stress that NATO as such has no plans to intervene. We have not received any request in that regard and any actions should be based on a UN mandate.

This statement was made  in response to a question asked by Reuters at a  press conference in Kyiv, during the Secretary General’s visit to Ukraine.