March 2022

EU reiterates need to preserve oil revenues and institutions of Libya

March 19, 2022 - 13:47
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The EU Ambassador to Libya, Sabadell Jose, has reiterated the need to preserve Libya's oil revenues and the independence and impartiality of its institutions, including the Central Bank and the state-run oil company (NOC).

"In current exceptional circumstances, in Libya and globally, it is for Libyans to ensure that oil revenues continue and benefit all Libyans. An independent and well-resourced NOC and a unified Central Bank are indispensable, the EU official tweeted on Friday.

Czech ambassador to Libya supports Williams initiative

March 19, 2022 - 13:43
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

UN Special Adviser on Libya, Stephanie Williams, convened a meeting with the Czech Republic Ambassador to Libya, Jan Vyčítal, in Tunis, on Friday.

"Ambassador Vyčítal expressed support for the UN-facilitated talks between the House of Representatives and the High State Council to build consensus on a constitutional basis to enable the holding of elections," the UN Rep wrote on Twitter.

She said they agreed on the importance of ensuring that all international efforts on Libya are both coordinated and constructive.

Political parties call for elections based on list system

March 19, 2022 - 12:40
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Six Libyan parties demanded, on Friday, the consensus committee to be formed by the Parliament (HoR) and the High Council of State (HCS), to formulate a constitutional rule that guarantees the organization of parliamentary elections as soon as possible, in which candidacy is based on the party list.

In a joint statement issued by several political parties, including the National Front, Justice and Construction, the National Forces Alliance, the National Action Party, the Taghyeer Party, besides several technocrats.

US proposes mechanism to manage Libya's oil revenues

March 19, 2022 - 12:36
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The US ambassador and envoy to Libya Richard Norland revealed Thursday a proposal submitted by Washington that includes a mechanism for managing Libya's oil revenues.

The proposal suggests building on the mechanism used to deposit oil revenues in the external bank account but in a more structured manner and under transparent financial supervision. In addition, all parties are required to issue statements of revenues and expenditures to explain any contradiction, according to Reuters.

Guterres: We are concerned about the state of political polarization in Libya

March 18, 2022 - 22:58
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Written By: LibyaMohammed

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has expressed his deep concern about the ongoing political polarization in Libya.

This came during a phone call with the Prime Minister of the parallel government, Fathi Bashagha, where they discussed the latest developments in Libya.

US ambassador: Conversation with Dbiebah focused on preventing outbreak of violence

March 17, 2022 - 21:22
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, met with the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity (GNU) Abdul Hamid Dbiebah and discussed the current political situation with a particular focus on preventing any outbreak of violence.

“We also discussed the responsible distribution of Libya’s oil wealth for the benefit of all the Libyan people.” Norland said, according to a tweet posted by the US embassy in Libya.