Minister Bartolo to visit Libya; Illegal migration tops the agenda

Government of Malta

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo will hold meetings with the Libyan government on Thursday.

On the agenda, illegal migrantion to Europe will be discussed between Minister Bartolo and the Libyan government. In a statement issued by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs it was stated that by the end of last month the Libyan Coast Guard rescued 6,265 migrants.

The Ministry said that if these migrants would have not been taken to Libya they would have been at risk of drowning or would have entered the Maltese SAR zone.

Other issues to be discussed will be the stability in Libya and the co-operation between Malta and Libya.