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Libya’s Oil Minister Resumes Duties After Two-Month Suspension

Libya’s Minister for Oil and Gas, Mohamed Oun, has resumed his official duties after a two-month suspension pending investigations for alleged legal violations. Oun returned to work on Tuesday, as stated in a brief announcement by the Ministry.

He had been suspended in March by the Administrative Control Agency (ACA) of the North African nation due to an investigation into “the presence of legal violations.”

According to Energy News Africa, the Ministry reported that the ACA lifted the suspension on May 12 following the conclusion of the investigation.

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“Regarding the issuance of Resolution No. 347 of 2024 on March 25, 2024, by the Administrative Control Authority (ACA), which mandated the suspension of the Minister of Oil and Gas for investigation purposes, and following the completion of the investigation and the issuance of Resolution No. 492 of 2024 on May 12, 2024, to lift the precautionary suspension, the investigation has now concluded, and the government has been notified accordingly.

“His Excellency the Minister of Oil and Gas, Eng. Mohamed Mohamed Aoun, resumed his duties at the Ministry of Oil and Gas this morning,” the Ministry said in a statement, accompanied by a photograph of the Minister in his office.

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