After announcing the end of the sessions of the Dialogue Forum in Tunis, and the accomplishment of what it described as a “great achievement” on many of the issues on the negotiating table there.
The UN mission continues its efforts to establish and stabilize the climate of stability for the oil installations as part of the understandings on the economic track, which is sponsored by the mission.
The United Nations envoy to Libya Stephanie Williams announced the end of the sessions of the Libyan Dialogue Forum held in Tunis, which lasted for 6 days, provided that the sessions will resume (virtually). To discuss the presidential and government selection mechanism next week.
Williams explained that the participants accomplished a “great achievement” and agreed to separate the presidential Council from the government, and on a tentative date for elections on December 24, 2021, saying that “ten years of conflict cannot be resolved in one week.”
Unification of the Facilities Guard
On the other hand, Williams arrived at Brega Airport; To participate in a meeting of the Petroleum Facilities Guard in the presence of Mustafa Sanallah, head of the National Oil Corporation.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the Acting Head of the United Nations Mission to Libya announced that the unification of the Petroleum Facilities Guard comes within the framework of the economic path sponsored by the mission, and that work has begun in Sirte by clearing it of heavy equipment and armed militias and opening the coastal road.
In a related context, the head of the National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanallah, referred to a proposal to establish a new protection force for oil installations, which would be a mixture between the military and civilians, and would directly under the national Corporation control.
Sanallah affirmed that the tasks of this force will be to protect workers first, then oil installations and achieve stability in production, and then return of foreign investors and companies.
Libya’s daily oil production rose to about 1.2 million barrels after the reopening of oil fields and facilities last September, as sources in the oil sector revealed that production is expected to reach one million and 300 thousand during the coming days, if the technical obstacles are completed, at a time experts said: Libya’s oil production reached this figure at the present time is contrary to expectations that indicated that it would need more time.
The economic track
The envoy revealed, last October, that there had been progress in the economic track, which started its first session in Cairo since last February. It was agreed to unify financial institutions, including the Central Bank, and to work on continuing oil export production.
Billions of losses
Groups loyal to Haftar, last January, closed the oil fields and ports under their control on the eve of going to the Berlin International Conference, which was aimed at reaching a peaceful settlement to the Libyan crisis after Haftar’s aggression against Tripoli in April 2019 stumbled, until Haftar lost the battle completely last June, where Libyan financial losses from the closure of oil amounted to more than 10 billion dollars.