The Italian Embassy in Libya has welcomed the announcement by the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to resume production and lift force majeure on all oil ports in Libya. It also stressed the need for urgent improvement of basic services for the Libyan people.

In a statement, the Italian embassy called for the renewal of the internal Libyan political dialogue on a roadmap that leads to presidential and parliamentary elections.

It stressed the need that the political bodies in Libya work with UNSMIL.

"All parties need to work constructively to achieve these goals and address all differences," it added.

The Italian embassy expressed its hope that the resumption of oil production would lead to a positive development among the political bodies in Libya, and enable them to overcoming differences and divisions.