Al-Mishri rejects Haftar-Mitig Libyan oil deal

Author : Mircea Birca | Friday, September 25, 2020
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The Head of the High Council of State Khalid Al-Mishri rejected Sunday the deal made by the member of the Presidential Council Ahmed Mitig and Khalifa Haftar’s son Khalid to resume oil production and exports, saying in a letter to the Presidential Council Head and members – two days after the deal was announced – that the deal violated Libyan Political Agreement laws.

Al-Mishri called for an urgent investigation of the background work leading to the deal to name any party that is part of the agreement between Mitig and Haftar.

“The deal was a violation of authorities of the Libyan Political Agreement entities: House of Representatives, Presidential Council and High Council of State as well as the legal authority of the Central Bank of Libya.” He indicated.

Haftar announced in a televised statement Friday the ending of oil blockade and resumption of oil production and exports, after over eight months of shutdown and almost 10 billion dollars in financial losses.

The move was also announced by Mitig, who at the same time issued a statement saying he and Haftar’s representatives had dialogued the terms that allow Libyan oil to pump once again for what he described as “the greater good of all Libyans.”

Mitig said in his statement that the agreement to reopen Libyan oil facilities included forming a joint technical committee with Haftar’s representatives to oversee the fair distribution of oil revenues across Libya.

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