US Rejects Attempts To Militarize Energy Sector in Libya

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The US Embassy in Libya called for the resumption of Libya’s oil production, stating that “now is the time for all responsible parties to reject attempts to militarize the energy sector, divide Libya’s economic institutions, and subjugate critical infrastructure to foreign
interests.”

In a statement on Sunday, the Embassy welcomed the announcement made by the National Oil Corporation (NOC) in saying it would be resuming production at the Al-Sharara oil field.

It described this as “a significant step forward, as the NOC fulfills its crucial and apolitical mandate to promote the interests of all Libyans”.

It added that “The needless, five-month long shutdown of Libya’s energy sector and the targeting of NOC personnel and facilities must end on a nationwide basis.”