The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has held talks with British oil and gas company BP and Italy's Eni on the resumption of exploration activities in the country.

The NOC said that senior officials of the two companies expressed their firm desire to return quickly to complete their exploratory activities during a meeting with Chairman Mustafa Sannallah in Tripoli.

The NOC confirmed to the two companies its full readiness to provide all the necessary assistance and facilities to enable them to return to practice various activities.

The British company BP signed an exploration agreement in Libya in 2007, but suspended its ground operations in 2014 because of the security situation in the country.