The first flight from Malta to Libya touched down in Tripoli's Mitiga Airport on Monday to pave the way for resuming flights between the two countries after two years of suspension.

The Minister of Transportation, Mohammed Al-Shahubi, announced in a joint press conference with Maltese Minister of Economy, the resumption of flights, saying there will be four flights a week as per the agreement and MoU signed on the visit of Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah to Malta recently.

The Minister said the resumption of flights could help the economy grow and boost the Libyan transportation sector.

The Maltese Minister, on the other hand, hailed the resumption as a small step on the correct path and said Malta was ready to support Libya's government to upgrade its services to the Libyan people.