Malta’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg has made an official visit to Tripoli, Libya where a meeting was held with the Libyan prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeiba.
The meeting which was also attended by the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs Najla Mangoush and the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Adel Jumaa, in addition to the Director of the Foreign Affairs Department in the Council of Ministers, reflected on a number of key issues between the two countries.
Prime Minister Dbeiba and his Maltese counterpart, Robert Abela, had signed a memorandum of understanding MoU last June regarding joint cooperation in the field of electrical power interconnections. The discussions between the two sides had included several areas of cooperation related to energy and transportation. The visit of Borg to Tripoli just weeks after the signing of the MoU reveals serious efforts by the two neighbouring countries to accelerate collaboration and restore cooperation following the stability that Libya has been witnessing recently.
Borg praised this current stability during his meeting with Dbeiba on Tuesday and assured his country’s support for the efforts made to hold fair elections that will bring an end to the transitional phase, according to a press release by the prime ministry’s media office. The two sides also discussed the challenges regarding illegal migration and the necessity of supporting the joint committees of the two states.
The Maltese prime minister last month had urged that collaboration between the sides should be elevated through the joint committees and stressed that Libya needs to be on top of the list of priorities for the EU and the UN.
Source: PM Media Office