One of the two men behind the 2016 hijack of a plane belonging to Afriqiyah Airlines has been sentenced to 25 years of imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to all the charges brought against him instead of facing a trial by jury.
Several meetings have been held between Maltese and Libyan bodies in 2020.
A group of 52 asylum seekers who had been pushed back to Libya by the Maltese authorities on the fishing vessel Dar al Salaam have filed a court application demanding to be allowed their asylum applications on Wednesday. The group is also seeking damages.
Minister Evarist Bartolo also announced that Malta will continue to strengthen its presence in various African and Latin American countries by establishing embassies. The aim is to create stronger political and commercial ties in the two continents.
Malta has stated its willingness to aid Libya resource-wise, in terms of education for those who work within maritime law and coordinating search and rescue operations.
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.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry has announced that a Libyan delegation led by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Aguila Saleh is coming to Malta tomorrow for talks with Minister Evarist Bartolo.
Abela accused Grech of sabotaging his work