Libya's Health Ministry on Friday signed a deal with its Maltese counterpart for cooperation in the training of medical and paramedical personnel.

Health Minister Ali Al-Zanati, who is visiting Malta with Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, signed several agreements in the health field with his Maltese counterpart, Chris Fern, a statement by the Health Ministry said.

The agreement included cooperation on hospital management and health centres through localizing treatment inside Libya. The two sides agreed on hosting Maltese consultants to perform complex surgeries in Tripoli, Benghazi, and other cities.

Under the agreement, Libyans will also have access to medical treatment in Maltese hospitals for oncology, pediatric oncology, orthopedics, and neurology.

The Maltese minister expressed his pleasure to work closely with the Libyan health authorities in the health domain.