Maltese PM

The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has met in Tripoli his Maltese counterpart Robert Abela, discussing the development of economic cooperation, especially in energy and transportation sectors, in addition to seeing eye to eye on the need for Libya to hold elections based on fair laws that ensure an end to transitional periods.

Dbeibah applauded Malta's reopening of its airspace for Libyan airliners, which he said was perfect motivation for a similar action by the European Union's states, encouraging the private sectors of the two countries and looking forward to chairing the high joint committee in this regard.

"I have spoken to Mr. Abela about the ongoing military operations and their developments as they target fuel smuggling and immigrants' trafficking gangs, explaining out commitment to protecting civilians. The operations are in line with the need to preserve our sovereignty and security as well as those of the neighboring countries against local gangs that have international links. EU countries can share information with Libya on fuel and immigrants' smuggling networks." Dbeibah explained.

Meanwhile, Abela said Libya "has potentials in generating solar power and wants to strike partnerships with European countries in the clean energy sector, adding that Malta looks forward to cooperating with Libya in airspaces, but expressing qualms about the illegal immigration activities since 2022.