Libya pays high political price for resumption of oil production

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Issue 423 - 24 Sep 2020 - By John Hamilton | 4 minute read

On 18 September, deputy leader of the Government of National Accord’s Presidency Council Ahmed Maetig issued a seven-point agreement reached with warlord Khalifa Haftar, whose Libyan Arab Armed Forces control the eastern part of the country. In a televised address soon afterwards, Haftar confirmed he was lifting the blockade on all ports and terminals. Peace agreements signed by other players during August failed to get this far, and in July a fresh war seemed possible.

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