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Siala to Arab League: Oil exports must be resumed through the Tripoli-based NOC

The Libyan Address Journal

The Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord, Mohamed Siala, called for “the immediate resumption of the oil export operations under the exclusive control of the Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation.”

In a speech at the Arab League ministerial-level meeting delivered on his behalf by Libya’s representative to the League, Saleh al-Shammakhi, Siala stressed that “the revenues from oil exports must be deposited in the NOC’s account, as well as work to reach inclusive political arrangements in the country that ensure good governance and transparency in accordance with the conclusions of the Berlin conference.”

The GNA Minister of Foreign Affairs indicated that the President of the Presidency Council confirmed his call to hold presidential and parliamentary elections next March according to a constitutional base agreed upon by the Libyans.

A number of Libyan tribes had shut down the oil ports in eastern and southern Libya in protest against what they described as the Government of National Accord using oil revenues to finance the war in Libya and the financing of Syrian mercenaries brought by Turkey to fight in the country, in addition to using oil revenues in untransparent deals to support the Turkish economy.

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