Minister Ian Borg and Minister Miriam Dalli with a number of meetings in Libya
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Minister Ian Borg and Minister Miriam Dalli with a number of meetings in Libya

Reference Number: PR221560, Press Release Issue Date: Nov 14, 2022
 

On Sunday, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg and Minister for Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli had a number of bilateral meetings in Libya.

 

The ministers had very important meetings with Minister for Foreign Affairs Najla El Mangoush, Minister for Oil and Gas Mohammed Oun and Minister for the Environment Ibrahim Munir Al-Arabi. The ministers stated that through these discussions, we continue to see together so that our peoples benefit from a better quality of life”.

 

The visit to Libya is a solid demonstration of the will to continue consolidating and improving our relationship with Libya”, Minister Ian Borg outlined while addressing the media after a meeting at the level of ministers of foreign affairs. He said that during the open discussion he had, a number of important topics were discussed, including irregular immigration, the latest developments in Tripoli, the need for democratic elections as soon as possible, and Malta’s term on the United Nations Security Council.

 

Minister Miriam Dalli said that the Maltese Government was committed to exploring opportunities with Libya in the energy sector, particularly in renewables.

 

Following the cooperation agreement signed by the Maltese Government in September, today we continued with talks on how to take forward this cooperation, which could create an investment opportunity for both countries. Malta is committed to continue investing in the diversification of its energy sources”, Minister Miriam Dalli said.

 

The Maltese delegation concluded its commitments in Libya with a meeting with Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah and President Menfi, where they continued the previous discussions they had and the need to strengthen both commercial and political cooperation.


Minister Ian Borg with Minister Najla El Mangoush

Minister Ian Borg with Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah

inister Ian Borg and Minister Miriam Dalli with a number of meetings in Libya
  Maltese delegation that participated in various discussions in Libya