Fathi Bashagha stressed the need for sovereign institutions to spare any form of political conflict during a conversation with U.S. Ambassador Richard Norland on Monday.
According to Bashagha, the two of them agreed that “the use of violence is unacceptable” following concerns that the recent change of the National Oil Corporation’s leadership might ignite violent clashes.
Nevertheless, Bashagha and Norland agreed the resumption of oil production by the new NOC management is “in the interest of the Libyan people” while maintaining that “it requires clear and disciplined mechanisms to manage oil revenues in accordance with the law and with pure Libyan national sovereignty.”
“I affirmed support for all tracks that guarantee the holding of presidential and legislative elections, the most important of which is the implementation of all tasks and outputs of the Joint Military Committee (5 + 5),” Bashagha said.
1/4 spoke with Special Envoy and Ambassador of the United States of America to Libya Mr. Richard Norland today.
— فتحي باشاغا Fathi Bashagha (@fathi_bashagha) July 18, 2022