Libya says could finalize port-opening deal with rebels in 2-3 days

A view of Es Sider export terminal in Ras Lanuf. Libya’s government could finalize an agreement with the rebels to open several seized oil export ports. (File photo: Reuters)

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41