British Embassy in Libya welcomes resumption of NOC oil exports, calls for dialogue

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The British Embassy in Libya welcomed the announcement that the country's National Oil Corporation (NOC) had resumed oil exports in the country after a half-year blockade.

The NOC lifted force majeure on all oil exports on Friday, releasing the blockade on the oil field and allowing a ship to export oil for the first time in six months.

The move was welcomed by the UK on Saturday, with the embassy also calling for a resumption of the UN dialogue aimed at stopping the conflict between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of the National Accord.

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"The #UK welcomes @NOC_Libya’s announcement that it has lifted force majeure and resumed operations. The oil blockade has cost #Libya over $6bn and damaged critical infrastructure –," tweeted the British Embassy in Libya on Saturday.

"We call on all parties to engage in UN-led dialogue to support a Libyan consensus on an equitable distribution of hydrocarbon revenues and promote transparency. This is an important step towards achieving a lasting political settlement #Libya," it added.

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