Abela in Libya for talks with new PM
VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela has left Malta to Libya to meet with the country’s new prime minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah. According to local reports, on the agenda both leaders will discuss immigration, travel between the two countries, trade and even security in the southern Mediterranean Sea.
Earlier this month, the Maltese ambassador to Libya, Charles Saliba, arrived in Tripoli to assume office at Maltàs embassy in Tripoli. A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the Government of National Accord, Mohammed Al-Giblawi said that the Maltese ambassador’s start of work in Tripoli “is an important step in establishing cooperation between Libya and Malta and to end peoplès suffering as they apply to obtain visas to the European country.”
Malta is expected to officially open its embassy in Tripoli after Ramadan.
Last December, the Libyan media reported that Malta has agreed to start issuing Schengen visa from its embassy in Tripoli. During that time, the Maltese Finance Minister Clyde Caruana paid an official visit to Tripoli in which he met Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq, Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha and Transport Minister Milad Maitouq.