Tista' taqra bil- Malti.
The Democratic Party said that Malta will take in 2 immigrants out of the 230 onboard the Lifeline ship.
Following the news conferences held by the Prime Minister and the Nationalist Party, the Democratic Party released a statement claiming that they agree with the Government’s decision to divide the immigrants between the eight countries in relation to the population.
The party said, “Malta is the smallest member state of the European Union, and it has served as a prime example to all other nations even those considerably larger than it.”
The party urged the Maltese Government to continue using goodwill, compassion, diplomacy, and adherence to the international laws with regard to the Lifeline ship.
Earlier today, Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that eight countries are ready to take in migrants that are currently onboard the Lifeline ship which is expected to arrive in Malta later today.
During an international press conference, Muscat said the countries which will be part in these arrangements will be Malta, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
During a different news conference, the Leader of the Nationalist Party Adrian Delia said that the Nationalist Opposition will continue to support the government with regard to the Lifeline ship as long as it abides by the law.