Libya condemned, on Saturday, the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran by some extremists in the Danish capital, Copenhagen.

A statement by Libya's Foreign Ministry considered the incident "a racist and blatant act that provokes the feelings of Muslims around the world, especially as we are in the blessed month of Ramadan."

The statement called for adhering to the values of coexistence and tolerance between the monotheistic religions, warning that such a "dangerous inciting act" fuels violence and hatred.

Furthermore, it called for intensifying efforts and urged the international community to take a stance against hate speech and systematic Islamophobia.

There is a pressing need to intensify international efforts to strengthen the global dialogue on promoting a culture of tolerance and peace based on respect for human rights and the diversity of religions and beliefs, the ministry explained.