October 2020

India negotiates release of its nationals kidnapped in Libya

October 11, 2020 - 12:07
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Indian Foreign Ministry has said contacts are underway with the Libyan authorities to secure the release of seven of its citizens, who were kidnapped last month in southwestern Libya.

"The Indian government is making all possible efforts, in consultation and coordination with the Libyan authorities and international organizations, to secure the release of the abductees who were working in a construction and oil supply company," a statement by the Indian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

HCS, HoR: The Constitutional Declaration, Skhirat Agreement are the reference point in any dialogue

October 11, 2020 - 12:03
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Members of the High Council of State (HCS) and Tobruk-based House of Representatives agreed on Saturday that the Constitutional Declaration and the Libya Political Agreement signed in Skhirat, Morocco 2015, will be the reference point to any political talks.

The two parties made a joint statement following their two-day meeting in Valletta, Malta, to discuss points of contention in the Geneva talks as well the Bouznika meetings in Morocco.

EU voices support for Libya’s National Oil Corporation

October 10, 2020 - 22:44
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Ambassadors of several European Union countries reiterated Saturday to the Chairman of the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah their full support for the NOC to regain oil production rates as before the January shutdown.

Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Poland, Hungary, and Holland's ambassadors hailed NOC efforts to maintain output capacity and to boost transparency by publishing oil revenues' reports since 2018.

Libyan Defense Ministry sure about intelligence on Haftar forces' movement westward

October 10, 2020 - 22:02
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Defense Minister Salah Al-Namroush said the intelligence information about Khalifa Haftar forces' movement to the western region is very accurate, in what seemed a statement in response to Haftar's spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari, who denied mobilization of armed forces toward western Libya.

Russia prepares for political dialogue of 100 Libyan personalities

October 10, 2020 - 21:25
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said Moscow is preparing to hold a Libyan dialogue that will include 100 political personalities from Tripoli, Cyrenaica, and Fezzan, to agree on a unified transitional authority in the country.

Zakharova said Saturday that the success of any comprehensive political settlement in Libya requires inclusiveness, adding that all Libyan parties, including Gaddafi loyalists, should be able to take part in the dialogue.

Libya seeks all options to regain $380 million in Zambia’s Zamtel debt case

October 10, 2020 - 19:05
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Libyan telecommunications investor LAP GreenN has threatened to seize Zambia’s international assets as the Zambian government owes the Libyan telecom body $380 million, according to a report by "Capacity Media" website.

The debt Libya is after dates back to Zambia’s nationalisation of Zamtel in 2012, a year after LAP GreenN bought the company from the previous administration for $257 million.

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