GNA’s Deputy PM & US Ambassador Stress Need to Halt Armed Escalation in Sirte

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The deputy Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Ahmed Maiteeq, held a phone call with the US Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, reviewing the results of his recent tour of Libya.

The two confirmed the need to halt the armed escalation in the city of Sirte, and to restore and secure the oil fields in preparation for the resumption of production in them.

Oil-rich Libya has been marred in chaos since the ouster and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. It now has two rival authorities, and a multitude of militias vying for control of the country. The country’s internationally recognised government is based in Tripoli, while Khalifa Haftar, the commander of the Libyan National Army, supports a parallel administration based in the east.