The UN Security Council (UNSC) has extended the ban on crude oil shipment from the Libyan territories controlled by the institutions not related to country’s Government of National Accord until end July 2017, Sputnik News wrote.
As Kuwait News Agency added, the adopted Resolution 2278 read that the UNSC called on Libya’s Government of National Accord to inform the international community about illicit oil trade in order to take measures against oil smugglers.
The decision extended previously approved UNSC Resolution 2146 adopted in 2014.
Previously, the presidential council of the new unity government arrived in Tripoli end of March to establish its seat of power. In December 2015, Libya’s rival governments – the internationally-recognized Council of Deputies based in Tobruk and the Tripoli-based General National Congress – agreed to create the Government of National Accord, which promised to put an end to the ongoing political struggle in the country.