The Malta Independent 15 November 2018, Thursday

Malta willing to have resident ambassador in Libya again

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 08:42 Last update: about 13 months ago

Malta is ready to once again have a resident ambassador in Libya, Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela said when visiting the country.

Abela visited Tripoli on 14 November on the invitation of his counterpart Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of National Accord Muhammed Taher Siala. Minister Abela and the accompanying delegation also met with the President of the Presidency Council Fayez Al Sarraj.

During the aforementioned visit Minister Abela reiterated Malta’s unwavering support to the Government of National Accord (GNA) and that Malta remains available to offer its assistance to the GNA to help re-establish peace and prosperity in Libya. Minister Abela emphasised the importance of a Libyan-owned and Libyan-led inclusive and representative political process, centred on the amended Libyan Political Agreement. To this effect, the Minister noted the compromises that have been achieved so far between the House of Representatives and High Council of State, and urged the two delegations to successfully conclude discussions under the auspices of the UN to make the UN’s strategy and action plan a success.

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Matters which are of mutual interest to both countries were also discussed and to this effect, both parties reaffirmed the long-standing bilateral ties between the countries, and committed themselves to strengthen and enhance further these relations.

 

Minister Abela expressed Malta’s wish to have a Maltese Resident Ambassador present in Tripoli once again, in order to make cooperation and assistance more effective, efficient and tangible. 

Malta had withdrawn its ambassador in the wake of continued violence in the Libyan capital.

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