Malta hosts Libyan peace talks

Malta hosts Libyan peace talks

October 09, 2020 - 20:11
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Written By: NewsDesk

Photo: Maltese President George Vella

Members from Libya’s House of Representatives and the High Council of State have met in Malta for peace talks in a new effort to get the country out of the current crisis.

The politicians said they were hopeful that a solution is "close" following Mata-facilitated peace talks 

Abdulaziz Taher Hariba, a member of the High Council of State, told Times of Malta that they decided to meet in Malta because it is a neutral country and it has always opened its arms for Libyan dialogue.

Maltese Foreign Minister, Evarist Bartolo, said that his country had facilitated the meeting between various parties involved in the peace talks because Malta wanted to see peace and stability in the neighbouring country. 

He added that this initiative should be guided by the United Nations’ and Berlin processes.

Speaking to the participants, Maltese President George Vella called for dialogue and unity in Libya, saying this meeting should be made along the lines of the Skhirat Agreement of 2015, the UN-led talks and the outcomes of Berlin process.

Meanwhile, Maltese President, George Vella, and Foreign Minister, Evarist Bartolo, held separate talks with the speaker of Libya’s former General National Congress and current head of Ya Biladi Party, Nuri Abu Sahmain.

The talks focused on the Libyan crisis and ways of resolving it, in addition to Malta’s role in helping Libya to get out of the crisis.