The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Stephanie Williams, expressed the United Nations’ firm support for the independence of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) and similar Libyan sovereign institutions and rejected any threats to the Corporation and its employees at a meeting with the Head of NOC, Mustafa Sanalla, in his office in Tripoli.
The two sides discussed the security situation in Tripoli and Libya and the pressures exerted on NOC by some armed groups and their illegal interference in the affairs of the administration of the Corporation.
According to the official website of NOC, Sanalla said the Corporation puts the problem of fuel smuggling among its priorities and explained the steps that had been taken in addition to the plans that are designed to reduce this phenomenon and the delivery of fuel to all areas of Libya.
He also stressed that the International Community and neighboring countries should play a bigger role in supporting Libya. He renewed his demand for all Libyan institutions to adhere to the principle of transparency and good governance, especially with regard to distributing oil revenues.
Williams expressed full support of UN to NOC as the sole legitimate authority to manage oil and gas sector in Libya. She also wished the Board of Directors success in promoting the sector despite the enormous challenges it faces.
The meeting was also attended by the Political Affairs Advisor for the UN Mission in Libya, Anwar Darkazally.