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Libya's Oil Minister Omar Shakmak speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tripoli April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

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BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's acting oil minister Omar Shakmak said on Wednesday he would resign following a request by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.

"I will abide by the decision because it is not a matter of job but it is Libya. We can serve Libya in different jobs," he told Reuters by phone.

He did not say who will replace him. Shakmak, a technocrat, had run the portfolio since Oil Minister Abdelbari al-Arushi resigned earlier this year.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Ulf Laessing; editing by Jason Neely)

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