HoR Speaker vows to reopen oil fields after setting up fair distribution mechanism

HoR Speaker vows to reopen oil fields after setting up fair distribution mechanism

May 09, 2022 - 20:47
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh said oil ports and fields will resume operations after setting up a mechanism for fair distribution of revenues to the three Libyan regions (Tripoli, Cyrenaica and Fezzan).

These remarks came during a meeting between Saleh and the US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, according to a statement by the HoR.

 Saleh said that the work of the Bashagha government from the city of Sirte will enable it to work freely away “from the extortion by militias or others.”

Norland said in a statement published on Twitter by the US embassy in Libya that he had reaffirmed the United States' commitment to support a Libyan-led mechanism to manage oil revenues in a manner that promotes maximum transparency and cooperation among all political forces in Libya and facilitates early agreement on a path to parliamentary and presidential elections as soon as possible.

Norland also conveyed the Speaker's confirmation of the HoR’s participation in the constitutional talks with the High Council of State, which are scheduled to resume in Cairo on May 15, with the facilitation of the Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Stephanie Williams.