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Eni CEO: We continue to produce despite ‘unstable situation’ in Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

NEW YORK – CEO of Italian energy company, Eni group, stated today in the margins of a press conference in New York that his company will continue to work in Libya despite the ‘unstable situation’ in the country.

“Situation is very unstable” said Claudio Descalzi whose company signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to promote the access to sustainable energy in Africa.

“There must be an internal dialogue which has to be facilitated from abroad, helping the Libyans find a solution, there is a division that is not easy to solve” said Descalzi.

“We produce less because energy consumption has fallen. There are huge problems in Tripoli, where electricity is lacking despite having plants “. Descalzi added: “We continue to be there, we continue to produce and we continue to be close to Libya”.

Tripoli recently witnessed violent clashes between rival militias all funded by the proposed Government of National Accord, which resulted in the killing of more than 100 people, while hundreds of others were wounded, displaced, or missing.

On the other hand, the Libyan National Army spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Massmari said that LNA has nothing to do with the ongoing clashes between the militias in Tripoli, and that the army continues to fully secure all the areas under its control such as the entire region of Cyrenaica east of Libya, and large parts of the south and the Libyan west.

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