Malta and Libya agree on travel visas
VALLETTA (MALTA) (ITALPRESS/MNA) – Malta and Libya agreed to facilitate visa procedures for Libyan citizens who will now be able to obtain a visa from Tripoli. During a joint press conference addressed by the Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela and new Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, both sides discussed the importance of cooperation between both countries in various sectors.
It was also agreed that flights between Malta and Libya will resume “within days”.
Abela invited Prime Minister Dbeibah and the government of national unity to visit Malta, saying it’s the first EU member states to do so.
“We have always considered Libya as our partners,” Abela said as he announced that Maltàs embassy in Tripoli and the consulate have reopened their doors. “Malta looks forward to resume direct flights to and from Libya, as soon as the situation allows,” he said.
Maltàs Prime Minister highlighted its willingness to continue cooperating with Libya in order to ensure that the country returns to normality as soon as possible. “A strong Libya governed by Libyans for the Libyan people,” he said. A strong and prosperous Libya means that Malta and Europe can prosper, Abela added.
Facilitating of investments, the fight against coronavirus pandemic and assisting the government in ensuring Libyàs security were mentioned by Abela during the press conference.
Abela reiterated Maltàs commitment to continue voicing its support for the North African country in the European Union, and promised that the country will continue to assist.
Malta will also be assisting Libya in securing anti-coronavirus vaccines, the prime minister revealed.
This was the first meeting between the two leaders since Dbeibah was elected to head a transitional government in February.
Libya will go to polls in December.