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Lybian Ministry warns against possible attacks on Libyan oil industry

Tripoli, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The Libyan Ministry of Oil and Gas called on all political actors to avoid attacking the wells and facilities of the sector, which represents the country’s main national economic resource and its first source of income.

The blockade of the oil industry causes direct damage to the Libyan population, the Ministry stressed in a statement in the midst of the political dispute the country is experiencing.

The institution announced the creation of a committee to meet with public figures, tribal leaders and militia chiefs from various areas to explain the situation and try to prevent this.

The ministry showed its “extreme concern and alarm” over statements and announcements issued by various political and social groups about the closure of more oil fields and ports.

It stressed that this strategy affected the Libyan oil sector in global markets due to the inability to meet its obligations while damaging the nation’s deposits, infrastructure and surface facilities.

“We are making an urgent call to prioritize the interest of the country, alleviate the suffering of citizens, and move Libya away from bankruptcy and dependence on the World Bank,” the statement said.

After a year of relative calm, fears of a new outbreak of violence have increased since the beginning of February, when Parliament appointed Fahi Bashagha as interim prime minister to replace Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, who refused to step down before the elections.


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