The Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, revealed that the government had received an investment offer from the Italian “Eni” company of 10 billion dollars, to develop the infrastructure of the oil fields, and other similar offers from the French “Total” company, which allocated an investment budget in Libya of more than 2 billion dollars.
This came in an interview for Dbeibah with Bloomberg news agency, in which he confirmed the government’s intention to put forward investment projects in two oil and gas conferences, by the end of the year, one in Texas and the other in Tripoli, leaving, at the same time, the possibilities open to the possibility of a response to the demands of the Ministry of Oil regarding the dismissal of the Head of the National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla, saying that he “has not studied the matter yet, and that everything is possible.”
Dbeibah confirmed that he held indirect meetings with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar that focused on issues of prisoner exchange, stressing that he did not object to the latter’s meeting on the condition that he recognized him as Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, expressing his dissatisfaction with Haftar’s recent statements, which he described as “not encouraging.”
Dbeibah added that his government had made progress towards agreeing to the exit of mercenaries from Libya; however, he did not give a specific date for their departure, saying that they may be out in a month or two, but that they will leave in the end.
He reiterated his pledge to hold the elections on time, expressing his fear of international interference, and the interference of military regimes that might create obstacles to holding elections.
It is worth noting that Government of National Unity faces many challenges and obstacles, on top of which is the Parliament’s failure to pass its proposed budget, in addition to the undeclared tension with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, which may push for the formation of a parallel government that contributes to complicating the situation ahead of December elections.