Libya says could finalize port-opening deal with rebels in 2-3 days
The spokesman of the interim prime minister said the deal is mediated by tribal leaders
Libya's government could finalize within two to three days an agreement with rebels in the east of the country to reopen several seized oil export ports, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
"Negotiations are still ongoing but we expect an agreement to open the ports," a spokesman for interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said, in the first official comments since rebel leader Ibrahim Jathran announced a pact late on Tuesday.
The spokesman said such a deal, mediated by tribal elders, could be finalized in less than a week, possibly two to three days.