Loss of revenues due to Libyan oil closure exceed $7.8 billion

08/08/2020 – The National Oil Corporation (NOC) reported on Tuesday the total loss of sales opportunities as a direct result of oil installation closures amounts to 7.841 billion dollars, during the 200 days of force majeure.

The NOC, on its official Facebook page, called for an end to the forced closure of its installations in order for international partners to be able to provide extra support in the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

It is worthy to note that warlord Haftar’s forces closed the oil fields and ports in the country since January last for economic and political gains.

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Morocco is pushing for ‘Skhirat 2’ between Libya rivals

27/07/2020 – Morocco is seeking to regain its mediator role in the Libyan crisis, a role it had played towards reaching the 2015 Skhirat Agreement, which was seen as an agreement capable of resolving the Libyan crisis if all of its provisions had been implemented, especially the ones pertaining to the security aspect and ending the problem of the militias.
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Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone

13/07/2020 – The Turkish and Russian presidents on Monday spoke over the phone to discuss developments in war-weary Libya and Syria as well as other regional issues, the Turkish Communications Directorate said. Continuer à lire … « Erdoğan, Putin discuss Libya, Syria over phone »

Libya – National Libyan Army sets conditions for lifting oil blockade

13/07/2020 – In a statement late Saturday, Ahmed al-Mesmari, a spokesman for the LNA, called for oil revenues to flow into a bank account in a foreign country with a ‘clear mechanism’ to distribute funds fairly among Libya’s regions. Continuer à lire … « Libya – National Libyan Army sets conditions for lifting oil blockade »

Turkish expansionism in Libya leads to Algerian-French rapprochement

11/07/2020 – Frequent contacts between Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron are signalling closer coordination between the two countries about issues in the region, especially those related to the Sahel-Saharan region and Libya.This comes at a time when the Algerian mediation to find a solution to the Libyan file seems to be in need of broader support in order to bypass the confines of political contention. Continuer à lire … « Turkish expansionism in Libya leads to Algerian-French rapprochement »

Syrian and Russian aircraft monitored at Libyan airbase operated by the UAE

Air traffic monitoring websites have reported the arrival of cargo planes from Russia and Syria at a Libyan airbase operated by the United Arab Emirates. The reports coincide with accusations made by a former UN envoy that the international body is being hypocritical in its handling of the Libyan crisis. Continuer à lire … « Syrian and Russian aircraft monitored at Libyan airbase operated by the UAE »

The Mauritanian President: The Libyan crisis has serious and direct implications for the African Sahel states

03/07/2020 – The Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ghazwani, called for putting the solution to the Libyan crisis among the priorities of the Sahel coalition, because its repercussions directly affect the African Sahel countries. « Al-Ghazwani » called in a speech during a summit between the African Sahel states and France that the solution to the Libyan crisis should be among the priorities of the Sahel Support Coalition, stressing that it is the reason for the deterioration of security in the Sahel because it leads to the growth of extremist groups in the Sahel countries. Continuer à lire … « The Mauritanian President: The Libyan crisis has serious and direct implications for the African Sahel states »

Chad’s Foreign Minister: The spread of arms and the worsening situation in the Sahel have been caused by the Libyan crisis

26/01/2020 – Chad’s Foreign Minister, ‘Mohamed Sherif El-Zein’, declared that the Libyan crisis is one of the reasons for the worsening situation in the Sahel region, due to the proliferation of weapons, which facilitates the spread of terrorist groups. « In addition to Libya, the neighboring countries of Libya are the first concerned with the Libyan crisis, » the Russian news agency, Sputnik, quoted « Al-Zain » as saying in a speech during the start of the foreign ministers’ conference of the countries neighboring Libya in the Algerian capital, Thursday. Adding « Currently al-Sahel in a fiery situation, for several reasons, on top of which is the Libyan crisis, due to the proliferation of weapons significantly, which facilitated the spread of terrorist groups.  »

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How the Battle for Libya Has Become a Proxy Conflict

20/01/2020 – Since the 2011 NATO-backed revolt in Libya that ended 42 years of rule by strongman Muammar Qaddafi, the oil-rich North African country has been in perpetual turmoil. The latest phase began in April, when military commander Khalifa Haftar and his forces marched on the capital Tripoli determined to unseat the internationally backed government located there. The battle for the city accelerated interventions in Libya by Russia and neighboring countries as they maneuver to shape the future of the OPEC member state. More than 2,000 people have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by the fighting for Tripoli. In January, Russia and Turkey, which opposing factions, pushed the rival sides to accept a ceasefire. Continuer à lire … « How the Battle for Libya Has Become a Proxy Conflict »

Communique on the Libya Conference in Berlin (AU)

20/01/2020 – The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat attended a conference on Libya in Berlin, Germany, at the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel, alongside President Denis Sassou Nguesso, Chairperson of the AU High-Level Committee on Libya.

The conference, which invited international actors including all the permanent member states of the United Nations Security Council, had for its objective to assist the United Nations to unify the international community in their support for a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis.

The Chairperson reiterated the African position in support of a full and unconditional ceasefire, the respect for the UN arms embargo and the need for violators to face sanctions, and the return to an inclusive Libyan-led and owned political process that includes an effective follow-up monitoring mechanism.

The African Union High Level Committee on Libya, established in 2011, is expected to convene a follow up meeting in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, on 30 January 2020, to study the evolution of the situation in Libya, ahead of the February 2020 AU Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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