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U.S. Embassy offers support to NOC after militias attempt to storm it

U.S. Embassy offers support to NOC after militias attempt to storm it

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 November 2020: The U.S. Embassy to Tripoli reiterated yesterday U.S. support for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) ‘‘as it fulfils its apolitical and…

New Libya Foreign Bank General Assembly meets to choose new Board of Directors – against CBL wishes

New Libya Foreign Bank General Assembly meets to choose new Board of Directors – against CBL wishes

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 November 2020: Led by Faraj Bumtari, the joint Minister of Finance and Minister of Economy, the General Assembly of the Libyan Foreign Bank…

IRINI inspects Libya-bound Turkish-flagged ship as part of UN Libya arms embargo, abandons inspection after Turkish objection

IRINI inspects Libya-bound Turkish-flagged ship as part of UN Libya arms embargo, abandons inspection after Turkish objection

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 November 2020: The European Union’s Operation IRINI confirmed yesterday that it had boarded and inspected the Merchant Vessel (MV) ROSELINE A, a Turkish-flagged general Cargo vessel, on Sunday…

UNSMIL welcomes bipartisan HoR Tangiers meeting

UNSMIL welcomes bipartisan HoR Tangiers meeting

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 November 2020: UNSMIL said today that it was encouraged by the large consultative session of Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) that will begin…

France, Germany, Italy and UK welcome first round results of LPDF and conclusions of Berlin Libya Conference

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 November 2020: France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom yesterday welcomed the results of the first round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum…

Labour Ministry and German Ambassador discuss vocational training, establishing training centre and return of German companies to Libya

Labour Ministry and German Ambassador discuss vocational training, establishing training centre and return of German companies to Libya

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 November 2020: The Tripoli-based Minister of Labour and Rehabilitation, Al-Mahdi Al-Amin, and the Ambassador of Germany to Libya, Oliver Owcza, yesterday discussed ways…

First virtual meeting of second round of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum starts

First virtual meeting of second round of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum starts

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 November 2020: The first virtual meeting of the second round of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) to discuss the selection criteria of…

After official visit to France, Interior Minister Bashagha announces imminent arrival of 10 Airbus helicopters

After official visit to France, Interior Minister Bashagha announces imminent arrival of 10 Airbus helicopters

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 November 2020: Fathi Bashagha, the Minister of the Interior for Libya’s internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tripoli announced that through an agreement…

Armed militias fail to storm NOC Tripoli headquarters

Armed militias fail to storm NOC Tripoli headquarters

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 November 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed that today there was an attempt by armed militias to storm its Tripoli headquarters.…

U.S House of Representatives adopts Libya Stability Support Act

U.S House of Representatives adopts Libya Stability Support Act

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 November 2020: The Foreign Ministry of Libya’s internationally recognized government based in Tripoli confirmed last Thursday that the U.S. House of Representatives adopted…

NOC strongly refutes CBL claim of inaccurate oil revenue data

NOC strongly refutes CBL claim of inaccurate oil revenue data

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 November 2020: Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) today strongly refuted the claim by the Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya that the NOC’s…

Bribery allegations at LPDF must be investigated, publicised, accused excluded and referred to justice: Libyan Organization for Independent Media 

Bribery allegations at LPDF must be investigated, publicised, accused excluded and referred to justice: Libyan Organization for Independent Media 

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 November 2020: The Libyan Organization for Independent Media (LOFIM) has called for an investigation into the bribery allegations at the Libyan Political Dialogue…

A paradigm shift by conflicting Libyans from personal gain to saving the country?: UNSMIL’s Williams

A paradigm shift by conflicting Libyans from personal gain to saving the country?: UNSMIL’s Williams

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 November 2020: In one of the most positive presentations in recent years, UNSMIL Acting head Stephanie Williams said that she has ‘‘witnessed in…

UNSMIL publishes Libya’s ”Preparatory Phase Roadmap”

UNSMIL publishes Libya’s ”Preparatory Phase Roadmap”

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 November 2020: UNSMIL has published Libya’s political ”Roadmap for the Preparatory Phase of a Comprehensive Solution” guiding the ongoing 75-member Libya Political Dialogue…

56 LPDF members call for suspension of those accused of attempted political bribery at Tunis meeting

56 LPDF members call for suspension of those accused of attempted political bribery at Tunis meeting

By Sami Zaptia. London, 19 November 2020: In an open letter published yesterday addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonia Guterres, and Acting UNSMIL head, Stephanie…

Business

Tripoli Libyan government reverses decision on imports needing LCs

Tripoli Libyan government reverses decision on imports needing LCs

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 November 2020: The internationally recognized Libyan government based in Tripoli…

Misrata Municipality discusses recycling project with turkish company Partner Technic

Misrata Municipality discusses recycling project with turkish company Partner Technic

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 November 2020: Misrata Municipality held a meeting yesterday, in the…

NOC, LIA and MEDCO discuss bringing Ghadames Basin contract 47 into production

NOC, LIA and MEDCO discuss bringing Ghadames Basin contract 47 into production

By Sami Zaptia. London, 25 November 2020: Mustafa Sanalla, National Oil Corporation (NOC) chairman met…

Labour Ministry calls on youth to join the ‘‘WeCode’’ champions project

Labour Ministry calls on youth to join the ‘‘WeCode’’ champions project

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 November 2020: The Tripoli-based Libyan Ministry of Labour yesterday invited…

Tunisian aviation delegation visits Benina airport assessing its readiness to receive Tunis Air flights

Tunisian aviation delegation visits Benina airport assessing its readiness to receive Tunis Air flights

By Sami Zaptia. London, 24 November 2020: As part of the efforts made to resume…

Libyan-Egyptian Economic Chamber calls for reopening of Sirte-Tripoli coastal road

Libyan-Egyptian Economic Chamber calls for reopening of Sirte-Tripoli coastal road

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 November 2020: The Libyan-Egyptian Economic Chamber yesterday has called for…

Airports Authority announces DBOT public tender for Mitiga airport business lounge

Airports Authority announces DBOT public tender for Mitiga airport business lounge

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 November 2020: Libya’s Airports Authority announced yesterday a Public Tender…

Tunisian aviation delegation visits Tripoli’s Mitiga airport to assess Tunis Air flight resumption readiness

Tunisian aviation delegation visits Tripoli’s Mitiga airport to assess Tunis Air flight resumption readiness

By Sami Zaptia. London, 23 November 2020: A Tunisian Civil Aviation delegation paid an official…

LD 22 bn CBL loan to cover budget deficit to 31 October 2020

LD 22 bn CBL loan to cover budget deficit to 31 October 2020

By Sami Zaptia. London, 20 November 2020: The Tripoli Central Bank of Libya (CBL) loaned…

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