UN Special Adviser on Libya Stephanie Williams said she met with the Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman Mustafa Sanallah on Sunday in Tripoli, where they discussed the national and international impact of the oil fields and ports shutdown, according to Williams.
“I met with Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman Mustafa Sanallah today in Tripoli. During our meeting, we discussed the national and international impact of the oil shutdown, including the infrastructure difficulties that ensue in the instance of a prolonged shutdown, in addition to the loss in revenues,” Williams tweeted.
“We reiterated the importance of lifting the oil blockade as soon as possible, as well as the need to shield Libya’s national resources from instrumentalization and politicization,” she added.
It is noteworthy that the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR), Aqila Saleh, told US ambassador and Special Envoy to Libya, Richard Norland, in their meeting in Cairo on Sunday that the oil fields and ports will be opened after the establishment of a mechanism for distributing its revenues fairly to the regions.