The US Embassy in Libya said that the Libyan national army (LNA) had conveyed messages to the US government about the personal commitment of its commander, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, to fully restore the country’s energy sector and resume oil production.
“The LNA subsequently conveyed to the US government General Haftar’s personal commitment to allow the full opening of the energy sector no later than September 12,” the Embassy said in a statement released after an exchange of letters between Haftar and US Ambassador Richard Norland.
The American Embassy added that it welcomes the restoration of the National Oil Corporation in Libya. The United States also supports a financial model that guarantees that oil and gas revenues will be distributed openly and used for the benefit of the Libyan people.
In August, the speaker of the Parliament sitting in Eastern Libya, Aguila Saleh, said that oil production and exports were resuming in the country. At the same time, according to him, “the proceeds from it will be frozen in a special account until a political settlement is reached.”