UNSMIL, Aqilah Saleh welcome from Geneva the resumption of oil operations

UNSMIL, Aqilah Saleh welcome from Geneva the resumption of oil operations

July 11, 2020 - 11:56
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Stephanie Williams, and Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR), Aqilah Saleh have welcomed the announcement of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to lift the force majeure on oil, stressing the necessity to avoid any obstacles in oil flow, as it belongs to all Libyans; and urged that revenues expenditures be managed in a transparent and professional manner.

The two parties discussed during a meeting held yesterday in Geneva, the revival of political dialogue, the recent initiative for a cease-fire, and the need to intensify efforts to find a comprehensive political solution to the Libyan crisis.

According to a statement by the UN mission, Williams welcomed the position of Aqilah Saleh, in support of an immediate and lasting ceasefire, especially in Sirte.

Both also called on foreign actors to stop their negative interferences in Libya, facilitate and support the political process in order to prevent a new humanitarian and economic catastrophe in Sirte and the Oil Crescent, according to the statement.

On Friday, the NOC announced that the force majeure would be lifted from all oil exports from Libya, allowing the "KRITI Bastion" oil tanker to load the first shipment from El Sidra port following the resumption of oil operations.