The Prime Minister-designate of the new Libyan government, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, held talks in Tripoli Tuesday with the Maltese ambassador to Libya, Charles Saliba, on various issues of joint concern.

Dbeibah stressed that issuing visas for Libyans is very important to strengthen the relationship between the two countries, expressing hope that air flights between Malta and Libya will resume soon.

Dbeibah said that cooperation between both countries is very important in the southern part of Libya to avoid migrants getting into Libya.

The two sides also discussed the possibility of reopening the Maltese embassy in Tripoli.

For his part, the Maltese ambassador confirmed that work at the Maltese consulate is now in the final phase, expressing hope that the embassy and consulate will resume their operations very soon.

Ambassador Saliba commended the work by the Libyan Coast Guards and the Coastal Security for saving lives and combating smuggling.

On Education, Ambassador Saliba said that Malta will be collaborating with the Libyan government to provide courses in various areas in Malta.

“Malta will continue to support Libya especially in the following months so that Libya will have the important election by the end of 2021.” He concluded.