Libya's Foreign Ministry has welcomed Denmark’s move to issue a law prohibiting inappropriate treatment of religious texts.

In a statement, the ministry commended the law that was passed by the Danish Parliament on Thursday. The resolution prohibits any form of disrespectful treatment of religious texts, including the burning of the Holy Qur'an in public.

This step would limit the occurrence of provocative activities that may hurt the feelings of Muslims and lead to potential hate crimes within Denmark, the ministry stated.

It expressed hope to see the rest of the European parliaments follow Denmark's example and enact comparable laws, which it said would promote peaceful coexistence between various religious groups and reject extremism.