Libyans urged to work together to restore oil industry

Libya first oil export Ras Lanuf reopening EDITLibya is divided between rival groups including Islamic State. (Image Source: Pieter van Marion)Libyans have been urged to work together to restore the country's oil production industry in a joint statement by six governments

The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States have urged all Libyans to work together and encouraged Libyan resource wealth being used "for the benefit of all Libyans". 

Countries reaffirmed their readiness to use, at the request of the Government of National Accord, all measures set out in resolution 2146 (2014), to halt the illicit shipment of oil from Libya and to sanction those who seek to exploit or divert Libya’s oil or oil wealth.

Libya is torn between rival groups including so-called Islamic State after civil war, and governments importing oil from Libya are worried that oil wealth is used to fund global terrorism. 

Governments also urged national economic institutions, including the Central Bank of Libya, National Oil Corporation, and Libyan Investment Authority, to remain united under the sole stewardship of the GNA.

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