The Malta Independent 21 October 2021, Thursday

Libya: A UN mandated mission necessary, AD says; ‘Malta’s air, sea defences should be strengthened'

Sunday, 15 February 2015, 15:24 Last update: about 8 years ago

In a statement on the situation in Libya, the chairperson and deputy chairperson of Alternattiva Demokratika Arnold Cassola and Carmel Cacopardo, said that in view of the horrific situation in Libya and the danger on our doorstep, we cannot keep on watching passively at this unfolding drama.

The situation, AD said, is not only about two rival governments - one based in Tobruk (the internationally recognised government) and another one in Tripoli - but also about fighting forces linked to ISIS.

“In view of the fall of the cities of Derna and Sirte to ISIS-linked forces, we support the request of the Maltese and Italian governments for a UN mandated international intervention to re-establish law and order in Libya and to minimise danger in the country.

 

“It would be advisable that Malta's air and sea defences are strengthened as well,” the two said.

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