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Libya: Oil

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 33480, tabled on 23 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure Khalifa Hiftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, is unable to illegally sell oil to international markets.

Answered on

31 March 2020

The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation is the sole Libyan oil company with the authority to export Libyan oil. The UK condemns any attempts illicitly to export oil from Libya. In February, the UK led work to agree Security Council Resolution 2509 which extended the authorisations and measures imposed by Resolution 2146 relating to illicit oil exports. The resolutions enable the Sanctions Committee to designate vessels undertaking illicit oil exports and member states to interdict vessels so designated.