Malta and Libya in talks to strengthen cooperation in various sectors
LA VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Malta and Libya reiterated their commitment to uphold and strengthen the special ties between them, especially in the energy and health sectors, as well as to increase cooperation in the fight against organised crime, smuggling, and illegal immigration.
Addressing a joint press conference in Valletta, both Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela and Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah referred to their common interest to give a new impetus to renewed joint investment for the prosperity of both countries.
Maltese Prime Minister Abela said that Malta fully supports Libyàs quest for peace and stability and will continue to look upon Libya as a major partner.
Libyan Prime Minister Dbeibah announced the resumption of commercial flights between the two countries and Maltàs willingness to train Libyans in specialised fields.
Dbeibah raised a particular criticism concerning the Libyan community in Malta. He said that Libya sought to resolve the problems involving the community in talks with the Home Affairs Ministry. However, the Maltese Prime Minister Abela reaffirmed Maltàs support of its Libyan community and praised “its strong contribution to Maltese society.” “They are welcome in our country, and I hope they feel welcome,” he said.
The Government of National Unity is a provisional government formed last March to unify the two main authorities involved in a civil war which lasted from 2014 to 2020, succeeding Tripoli-based Government of National Accord and the House of Representatives based in Tobruk.