The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) stated Thursday that it is considering hiring the global financial auditing and consulting firm "PricewaterhouseCoopers" to conduct a wide-ranging examination of its assets.

The LIA head Ali Mahmoud told Reuters that the checks on funds would end by 2019, as part of the Foundation's effort to track its frozen assets, estimated at $ 67 billion in several countries.

The UN Security Council expressed at its last meeting, its readiness to release some of the Libyan assets frozen since 2011, estimated at about $ 160 billion.