UN calls for non-politicization of NOC

UN calls for non-politicization of NOC

July 15, 2022 - 14:02
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The United Nations called Thursday for "non-politicization" of the National Oil Corporation, stressing the importance of unified, independent and stable institutions in the country.

The Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, Farhan Haq, said at a press conference, held at the headquarters of the International Organization in New York, that The Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Stephanie Williams, is in contact with the concerned parties on this matter.

“It is important that unified, independent and stable institutions exist in Libya, including the Libyan Oil Corporation, and we are seeking with them to reach an agreement in this regard,” he added.

Haq went on to say, "We must bear in mind that the United Nations supports the unity and independence of the National Oil Corporation, and we want all parties to refrain from politicizing it as well as avoid any unilateral steps."

“Oil in Libya belongs to all Libyans and should not be used as a tool to gain political points. Therefore, we want all parties to refrain from unilateral and provocative rhetoric so that Libya can walk the path of stability and security.”  Haq stressed.