The five migrants that are still on the Alan Kurdi will be allowed to disembark in Malta. They will then be immediately relocated to another two EU member states.
The government said that Malta has agreed to be part of a European solution to solve the deadlock after the Alan Kurdi operators had dropped the judicial protest against Malta.
On the 31st of August, the Alan Kurdi which is operated by Sea-Eye picked up the origional 13 migrants that were on board. Nine migrants had already been evacuated from the vessel at different intervals.
Grech started off by remembering Professor Oliver Friggieri who passed away on Saturday. He then congratulated Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne for his appointment to the specialised UN health group of global leaders.