The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ghassan Salamé, and his deputy, Stephanie Williams, met on Monday with a delegation from the south of Libya to discuss security and economic concerns.
According to UNSMIL, Salamé “stressed the need for enhanced government presence to provide services, security and protect Libya’s resources.”
The meeting comes following the shutdown of El Sharara oil field, located in Murzuq Desert southwest of Libya, by a group of tribesmen, who call themselves the Fezzan Anger Movement, and a local unit of the Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG) on Saturday afternoon.
Tribesmen of the Fezzan Anger Movement living in the impoverished areas hosting the El Sharara filed had first appeared in October at the facility threatening to close it unless demands of more development were met.
Both UNSMIL and the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) condemned the shutdown.