By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli, 25 December 2013:
A women’s initiative organised by a number of Congresswomen as well as some female activists from . . .[restrict]civil society organisations are planning to meet the self-appointed head of the Political Bureau of Cyrenaica Ibrahim Jadhran, tomorrow, Thursday.
Ibrahim Jadhran has been blockading Libya’s main oil terminals in eastern Libya since August, causing production to fall from a post revolution peak of 1.5 million bpd to just 233,889 bpd early this month.
“I talked with Jadhran to make an appointment to discuss the oil crisis and listen to his demands and the reasons behind the closure of the oil terminals” Ajdabiya and Tebu Congresswoman, Zainab Toshi Al-Wahli, told the Libya Herald today.
The initiative will not be official but it would be an attempt to negotiate with the “other side”, said Al-Wahli. The head of the Congress, Nuri Abu Sahmain, and the Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, agreed on the initiative in a bid to have a quick solution for the oil crisis, she claimed.
The reason of the initiative was to avoid “military intervention and bloodshed”, Al-Wahil said, but she added that if nothing comes out of the initiative, the government would have the right to pursue the best solution it sees fit.
She pointed out that the Congresswomen hoped a peaceful solution would be the basic way to end the oil crisis.
It is understood that the meeting with Jadhran would take place in the eastern town of Ajdabiya. [/restrict]