Malta to Reopen Consulate in Benghazi


The Libyan Interim Government’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdel-Hadi Al-Hwaij announced on Monday that the Maltese authorities have agreed to reopen their consulate in Benghazi.

During a meeting, Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni and Al-Hwaij stated that the recent visit by a Libyan delegation to Malta, had resulted in the decision to reopen the Maltese consulate.

Al-Hwaij also pointed to the possibility of opening a commercial marine line between the two countries. He said that contribution by Maltese companies to the reconstruction of Libya was also discussed during the visit.

The FM claimed that an agreement had been reached on a training program in a number of fields. He emphasized that most of the meetings in Malta included an explanation of the government, and the Libyan Parliament’s vision to solve the current crisis.

The Libyan delegation was headed by Speaker of Parliament, Ageela Saleh. It also included Deputy Prime Minister Abdel-Salam Al-Badri, alongside Foreign Minister Al-Hwaij.

The delegation met with the President of Malta, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta, Ambassadors of the European Union, and the EU mission to Malta. The delegation also met with the Maltese Chamber of Commerce, and the Malta Training Academy. A meeting with the Libyan community in Malta was also organised.