The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced in a statement on Friday that its chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, engaged with Libya’s political figures ahead of the Palermo conference.
According to NOC, Sanalla spoke with the special representative and head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé; chairman of the Presidential Council, Fayez al-Sarraj; president of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh; and chairman of the High Council of State, Khaled al-Mishri.
Sanalla encouraged “their support for economic transparency as the principal ingredient to future stability and a lasting political settlement.” He also affirmed that “NOC stands ready to work with all authorities across the country post the conference, to drive a new culture of transparency and fairness to the benefit of all Libyan people.”
Sanalla “also stressed the need for the corporation’s future investment needs to be protected to enable further increased production and national oil revenues. He additionally called on politicians, security forces, and the international community to commit to doing more to combat the national issue of fuel smuggling – including through subsidy reform.”, the statement concluded.