Bashagha said that he discussed with US officials the conduct of the elections
The United States called for an immediate end to the oil closure in Libya, warning of an “environmental disaster” that may result from the stoppage of pumping.
The US embassy in Tripoli said in a statement yesterday: “Libyan leaders must realize that the closure of fields and ports harms citizens across the country, and they must end the oil shutdown immediately.” In it, she expressed Washington’s fear and “concern” about the halt in production and export of crude, and its repercussions on the global economy, noting that it was looking for a Libyan mechanism to resolve disputes “instead of dependent on services.”
In a frequent scenario, oil fields and ports are closed due to political disputes, labor protests or security threats, depriving Libyans of “the people’s food,” which constitutes 98 percent of their source of wealth.
In addition, Fathi Bashagha, head of the new Libyan “stability” government, sought to suggest that he was receiving support from the administration of US President Joe Biden, coinciding with the postponement of the visit of his rival Abdel Hamid Dabaiba, head of the interim “unity” government, which was scheduled to Tunisia.
Bashagha said that he discussed with what he described as “senior American officials” the efforts made to conduct fair and transparent elections in a timely manner, in order to advance the economy, establish security and achieve political stability.