African Union urges Libyan actors not to damage oil installations

African Union urges Libyan actors not to damage oil installations

July 02, 2018 - 23:16
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

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The African Union Commission has urged all armed actors in Libya to refrain from any attempt to disrupt oil installations, production and exports.

The AU Commission said in a statement after the end of the 31st summit in Mauritania that all Libyan factions should not jeopardize the much-needed resources for the daily subsistence of the people and the rebuilding of Libya.

The AU also said that it looks forward to the organization of an inclusive dialogue to promote reconciliation and address peacefully all issues at hand, including the protection of national resources in order to promote a durable solution to the situation in Libya.

African Union 31st summit kicked off Sunday under the slogan “Victory in Fighting Corruption” with 22 presidents attending, in addition to prime ministers and ministers from the African countries.

Meanwhile, the summit of the Libyan neighboring countries, which was supposed to be held on the margins of the African Union summit in Mauritania, was canceled on Monday after the Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sirraj left the capital Nouakchott in protest of the rejection of some African leaders to condemn the current chaos at the Libyan oil crescent region in their final statement.

National Oil Corporation announced Monday as well that oil production went offline as it declared force majeure on Zueitina and Hariga ports after Khalifa Haftar had handed over the oil crescent region's control to a parallel NOC in Benghazi.