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UK Ambassador: Cohesion of Libyan oil sector plays role in stability

UK Ambassador: Cohesion of Libyan oil sector plays role in stability

The cohesion of Libyan oil sector was a main reason for restoring stability in the country, said Nicholas Hopton, the outgoing U.K. Ambassador to Libya. The British diplomat made his remarks during his last meeting with Mustafa Sanalla, the chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), on Thursday.

During the meeting, Sanalla praised “the great and prominent role played by His Excellency Ambassador Nicholas Hopton in his support of the National Oil Corporation and its subsidiaries at all levels to restore stability to the Libyan oil sector and prevent smuggling,” according to a statement by the NOC.

For his part, Hopton expressed his country’s desire to “invest in Libya, through joint cooperation between the National Oil Corporation and its subsidiaries with companies operating in the oil and energy field in Britain.”