Minister Bartolo renews Malta’s commitment towards Libya as a neighbouring country

Meeting between Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Evarist Bartolo and Libyan Delegation

The sentiment that Malta has a key role in the ongoing efforts towards peace and stability in Libya emerged from talks that Foreign and European Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo held today with the President of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh.

Throughout these talks, it was said that the ceasefire agreement in Libya should lead to institutional reforms and democratic elections towards a united Libya for Libyans, in the hands of Libyans.

In this context, Minister Bartolo renewed Malta’s commitment as a neighbouring country.

Aguila Saleh acknowledged Malta’s efforts to reunify Libya and added that Libya now needs Malta’s support and backing in the international community to reach its goal of a peaceful political transition, according to the will of the Libyans and without any foreign interference.

In this regard, Minister Bartolo augured that the political process, which will be continued in Tunisia in the coming days with the participation of all Libyan regions, achieves its goal and this not only in the interest of Libya, but of all states, especially neighbouring countries like Malta.

Both sides agreed on the strong potential for partnership in the re-development of Libya, with various economic niches offering investment and work opportunities for Maltese entrepreneurs and workers alike.