Joint statement on Libya

The Ambassadors of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the Libyan National Oil Corporation’s (NOC) decision to lift force majeure and immediately resume production at the crucial al-Sharara oil field.  We commend the leadership of UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Salamé and the UN Support Mission in Libya in promoting security arrangements that have allowed the NOC to resume its vital work on behalf of all Libyans.

Libyan oil resources must remain under the exclusive control of the NOC and sole oversight of the GNA, for the benefit of all Libyan people, as outlined in UN Security Council Resolutions 2259 (2015), 2278 (2016), and 2362 (2017).