Kufra Municipality Says Oil Fields Will Remain Closed Until Tribal Demands Are Met

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The Mayor of Kufra, Moftah Abu Khalil, said that it was not possible to reopen the oil fields without fulfilling the demands of the Libyan tribes.

In statements to Russian news agency ‘Sputnik’ on Thursday, Abu Khalil reaffirmed the view that the National Oil Corporation (NOC) was not able to remain unbiased as it operated under the rule of militias in Tripoli.

The mayor stressed the need to return the NOC’s Headquarters to Benghazi in order to resume operations.

The Libyan Tribes Forum in Tarhuna set conditions for the reopening of oil facilities, including the end of Turkish military intervention in Libya and the removal of foreign fighters sent to the Government of National Accord.