The Minister of Economy, Ali Al-Issawi confirmed that France's Total and other foreign oil companies have already commenced procedures to renew their licenses for working in Libya.

"The government may have to suspend the work of some companies because of Haftar's aggression on Tripoli," Issawi said in a press statement.

The ministry has suspended the work of Total and thirty-nine other foreign companies, due to the expiry of their work permits on the Libyan territory.