Libya top oil official says still in office

LONDON Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:11pm EDT

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LONDON (Reuters) - Libya's top oil official Shokri Ghanem denied reports he had left the country, saying he was still in his office.

"This is not true, I am in my office and I will be on TV in a few minutes," Ghamen said by telephone.

Al Jazeera television said on Thursday that "a number of figures" close to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had left Libya for Tunisia, citing Ghanem as one of them.

(Reporting by Alex Lawler)

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