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NOC calls on UNSMIL to exclude “extortionists” from Libyan political process

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman Eng. Mustafa Sanalla met with Mrs Stephanie Williams, deputy head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), on October 28, 2018, to discuss the security situation at oil facilities, fields and ports, in addition to the safety of workers and the continuation of production – thereby enhancing the Libyan economic recovery. The two parties also discussed the recent events in Tripoli; particularly the terrorist attack on NOC headquarters, said NOC in a statement today.

The two sides also addressed attempts by some individuals and politicians to mislead Libyan public opinion; blackmailing NOC and field operations for political gain, and involving the oil sector in political conflicts. NOC calls on the international community to adopt a principle of zero-tolerance towards those attempting to blackmail NOC, thereby excluding them from the political process, and rendering them liable for inclusion to the sanctions lists and prosecution, as stated.

At the end of the meeting, both sides reiterated their calls for transparency of budgets and actual expenditure, to ensure the fair distribution of oil revenues across the country.

The meeting was attended by Robert Walker, Senior Economic Advisor, and Raphaelle Guillon, UNSML Special Assistant, NOC added.

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