Sanalla responds to Oun, says his actions were taken after approval from Dabaiba

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 20 Oct 2021, 12:02 AM
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The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanalla, said that "the NOC's relationship with the Ministry of Oil and Gas has been marred by many problems, and it is not possible to maintain the current production gains without cooperation based on respecting the role of the NOC."

This came in response to Oil and Gas Minister Mohamed Oun's decision to suspend Sanalla from work and refer him to the administrative investigation, for the second time in less than two months.

Sanalla continued, in a statement: “We do not accept that the role of the NOC declines, or that its image deteriorates infront of the world, we are adhering to the directives drawn by the Prime Minister who stressed the importance of cooperation and integration without the predominance of one party over another, and presenting the public interest without selectivity or personalization of public affairs."

Sanalla said that "the NOC is keen to continue production and export levels, with full conviction that closures are illegal and only serve the interests of those with hidden agendas." Stressing that he "will spare no effort to maintain the stability of production and the continuation of exports.”

Sanalla responded to Oun's critism of his travel saying, "the announced visits to easten region were made with the knowledge and approval of the Prime Minister," and his directives reflected his continued keenness on the "importance of communication in technical aspects related to the oil issues."

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