Will Libya’s Petroleum Guard Finally Unify?


The Chairman of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, arrived in the city of Brega on the sidelines of the start of talks to unify the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG).

The talks emanate from the meetings of the 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC), which are part of tracks led by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to resolve the crisis.

Sources added that there is no confirmed information, about the issues that will be discussed at the meeting. However, the sources pointed out that the meeting includes a technical committee, consisting of PFG officials from the east, west, and south.

It is expected that the Acting Head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams, and the PFG heads will participate in the meetings. Earlier, Williams announced that the warring parties agreed to form a military committee. This is to oversee the return of the forces to their barracks, and the withdrawal of foreign forces from all front lines.

The UNSMIL head added that they also agreed on measures with regard to monitoring the ceasefire, with the participation of international observers.