The Libyan National Oil Corporation (NOC) welcomed Monday the decision of the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, to withdraw the decision of the Minister of Oil and Gas to suspend the Chairman of the NOC from work, and consider all decisions, correspondence and measures taken in this regard to have no legal effect.

NOC said this decision came within the framework of the strenuous efforts made by the Prime Minister to address some of the disputes that have emerged recently between the newly created Ministry of Oil and Gas and the National Oil Corporation, leading to confusion at workplace and gave an opportunity for some prowlers in the sector to try to destabilize and undermine production, which may negatively reflect on the recovery of the national economy.

"In this regard, the National Oil Corporation affirms its full commitment to all the instructions of the Prime Minister in particular, and its adherence to professional work in accordance with its competencies authorized by law.  NOC also confirms that it is ready to turn the page of the past, work together with the Ministry of Oil for the public interest, and achieve the requirements of the stage, each according to its competencies." It said.

Dbeibah issued an order Sunday that annulled the decision of the Minister of Oil to suspend Sanallah.