The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has expressed concern over an increased military presence of eastern forces led by warlord Khalifa Haftar at the Ras Lanuf oil terminal.
“These actions could result in the withdrawal of NOC personnel from the port for their safety.” The NOC warned in a statement on Thursday.
The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha met Wednesday in Tunisia with the ambassadors of the European Union, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Holland and Spain and discussed the ongoing military operations and their consequences on the humanitarian level in Libya's capital Tripoli.
The meeting also reviewed the conditions of the illegal immigrants and internally displaced people, who alone amounted to over 100.000 due to the offensive led by Khalifa Haftar's forces against Tripoli.
The Guardian reported Tuesday, citing leaked documents, that Russia is seeking to bolster its presence in at least 13 countries across Africa, including Libya, by building relations with existing rulers, striking military deals, and grooming a new generation of “leaders” and undercover agents.
The British newspaper said the leaked documents place Libya as the top fourth country for Russia's potential cooperation as Moscow has already stepped up its operations on the ground in Libya.