On Monday, Libya’s Prime Minister-designate Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba said Malta was not showing respect to Libyan passport holders.
Dbaiba warned against countries that did not treat Libyan nationals with respect, noting that he would only meet with Maltese Prime Minister, Robert Abela when the proper respect was shown to the Libyan people.
Maltese government sources told The Times of Malta that the island has been holding diplomatic talks with Libya after Dbaiba made his remarks.
However, Maltese Foreign Minister, Evarist Bartolo insisted “there is no issue” between the two countries. He stated that they plan to work together in several important areas for the benefit of both states.