Libyan oil port Zueitina will only open after damages assessed-minister

by Reuters
Sunday, 27 April 2014 16:41 GMT

BENGHAZI, Libya, April 27 (Reuters) - Libya's eastern oil port Zueitina will only open after damages at its facilities and its technical state have been assessed, the country's justice minister said on Sunday.

Salah al-Merghani also told reporters in the eastern city of Benghazi that a committee to investigate oil corruption had been formed, as agreed under a deal between the government and eastern rebels to end a blockage of eastern oil ports. (Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli, Ulf Laessing and Feras Bosalum; Editing by Sonya Hepinstall)