Ambassador Richard Norland and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Josh Harris represented the US at an international meeting hosted by the Turkish foreign ministry in Istanbul on July 21 to review recent developments in Libya. The US supports efforts to reopen Libyan oil and gas production and stands ready with international partners to support Libyan-led efforts to manage oil revenues in a transparent and accountable way so that all Libyans benefit from their nation’s oil wealth. The United States is closely following court proceedings regarding the NOC and encourages Libyan actors to allow judicial authorities to carry out their duties without interference. The NOC’s independence and apolitical status in recent years is a legacy that should be maintained to sustain Libya’s reputation in the international oil sector. Read more from the US Embassy on Twitter.